Monteforte Irpino

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Monteforte Irpino
Comune
Comune di Monteforte Irpino
Monteforte Irpino is located in Italy
Monteforte Irpino
Monteforte Irpino
Location of Monteforte Irpino in Italy
Coordinates: 40°53′34″N 14°43′10″E / 40.89278°N 14.71944°E / 40.89278; 14.71944Coordinates: 40°53′34″N 14°43′10″E / 40.89278°N 14.71944°E / 40.89278; 14.71944
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Alvanella, Campi, Fenestrelle, Gaudi, Molinelle, Vetreria
Area
 • Total 26.70 km2 (10.31 sq mi)
Elevation 502 m (1,647 ft)
Population (1 May 2009)[1]
 • Total 11,841
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym Montefortesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83024
Dialing code 0825
Patron saint San Martino
Saint day 11 November
Website Official website

Monteforte Irpino is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy. A bus crash near the town killed 39 people in 2013.[2] The victims were pilgrims coming home from a trip to a Catholic shrine when the bus slid off a road near Monteforte Irpino and fell 30 metres (100 ft) off a bridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat); Dati - Popolazione residente all'1/5/2009
  2. ^ http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-07/29/c_132582175.htm