Monteverde, Campania

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Monteverde
Comune
Comune di Monteverde
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Coat of arms of Monteverde
Coat of arms
Monteverde is located in Italy
Monteverde
Monteverde
Location of Monteverde in Italy
Coordinates: 40°59′59″N 15°32′6″E / 40.99972°N 15.53500°E / 40.99972; 15.53500Coordinates: 40°59′59″N 15°32′6″E / 40.99972°N 15.53500°E / 40.99972; 15.53500
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Ricciardi
Area
 • Total 39 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation 740 m (2,430 ft)
Population (February 2014)
 • Total 797
 • Density 20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Demonym Monteverdesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83049
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint St. Catherine of Alexandria
Saint day 25 November

Monteverde is a comune in the province of Avellino in Southern Italy.[1]

History[edit]

Ancient Roman historian Livy mentions a Samnite village called Cominium Ocritum, which was crossed by Hanno, Hannibal's general, in the course of the Second Punic War; this could be identified with modern Monteverde.[2] The nameCominium was a common toponym of the Oscans, to which the Samnites belonged, perhaps related to people's meeting places (comitia).

In the 11th century AD, it became a bishopric seat and had a bishop until 1531, when the diocese of Monteverde was merged with the diocese of Canne. From 1532 to 1641 it was a baronal seigniory, held by a branch of the Grimaldi family.[3] The diocese was eventually cancelled in 1818.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.comuni-italiani.it/064/060/index.html
  2. ^ Nicola Fierro, The Battle of Aquilonia - Abstract
  3. ^ Ulino, M. (2008). L'Età Barocca dei Grimaldi di Monaco nel loro Marchesato di Campagna. Naples: Giannini editore,.