Mondragone

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Mondragone
Comune
Città di Mondragone
Coat of arms of Mondragone
Coat of arms
Mondragone is located in Italy
Mondragone
Mondragone
Location of Mondragone in Italy
Coordinates: 41°6′N 13°53′E / 41.100°N 13.883°E / 41.100; 13.883Coordinates: 41°6′N 13°53′E / 41.100°N 13.883°E / 41.100; 13.883
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Caserta (CE)
Frazioni Levagnole, Pescopagano
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Schiappa (PdL)
Area
 • Total 54.4 km2 (21.0 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (December 2004)[1]
 • Total 26,558
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym Mondragonesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 81034
Dialing code 0823
Patron saint Madonna Incaldana
Saint day First Tuesday after Easter Monday
Website Official website

Mondragone is a comune or municipality in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region of Campania. It is located about 45 km northwest of Naples and about 40 km west of Caserta.

History[edit]

The first historical population of the area was the Aurunci. In 375, during the late Roman Empire, a village known as Petrinum was founded after an earthquake had destroyed the nearby town of Sinuessa. In the Middle Ages, it was occupied by the Normans who built (or re-built) an important castle here.

Main sights[edit]

  • Ruins of Sinuessa
  • Torre del Paladino, a 1st-century BC mausoleum.
  • Rocca or castle, built between the 8th and the 9th centuries. It was later modified by the Aragonese
  • Monastery of Sant'Anna al Monte
  • Sanctuary of the Belvedere, c. 13th century

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links[edit]


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