Lacedonia

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Lacedonia
Comune
Comune di Lacedonia
Lacedonia is located in Italy
Lacedonia
Lacedonia
Location of Lacedonia in Italy
Coordinates: 41°3′8″N 15°25′29″E / 41.05222°N 15.42472°E / 41.05222; 15.42472Coordinates: 41°3′8″N 15°25′29″E / 41.05222°N 15.42472°E / 41.05222; 15.42472
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Province of Avellino (AV)
Area
 • Total 81 km2 (31 sq mi)
Elevation 732 m (2,402 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 2,900
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Demonym Lacedoniesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83046
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint San Nicola di Mira
Saint day 6 December
Website Official website

Lacedonia is a comune of 3,010 people in the province of Avellino, Italy, overlooking the Osento River, which flows into the Lago di San Pietro (Lake of Saint Peter), an artificial lake.[1]

History[edit]

Lacedonia was first called Akudunniad by the Osci and then Erdonea. After many destructions, it was rebuilt by the Romans, with the name of Aquilonia, and was part of the Tribe of Galeria. It was later called Al Cidonia and then Cedogna until 1800. Finally it became Lacedonia.

In 517 AD it was given to the Benedictine monks by the Emperor Justinian.

It was under the Lombards, the Counts of Conza and the Normans, then became a fiefdom of the Balvano, Orsini, Pappacoda and Doria families.

Lacedonia is famous for the "conspiracy of the barons" of the Kingdom of Naples against King Ferdinand I of Naples, which took shape in the cathedral of Lacedonia in 1484.

Lacedonia has suffered much from earthquakes, especially in 1694 and 1702. In 1930 another violent earthquake destroyed the whole town; the population lived, temporarily, in earthquake-proof houses and only in the year 2001 were they able to move to more modern houses built after the earthquake of 23 November 1980, which killed about 3000 people in southern Italy.

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