Ofena

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Ofena
Comune
Comune di Ofena
Ofena is located in Italy
Ofena
Ofena
Location of Ofena in Italy
Coordinates: 42°19′36″N 13°45′35″E / 42.32667°N 13.75972°E / 42.32667; 13.75972Coordinates: 42°19′36″N 13°45′35″E / 42.32667°N 13.75972°E / 42.32667; 13.75972
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province L'Aquila (AQ)
Frazioni San Pietro Cappuccini, Seminario
Area
 • Total 36.81 km2 (14.21 sq mi)
Elevation 531 m (1,742 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)[1]
 • Total 588
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Demonym Ofenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67025
Dialing code 0862
Saint day 9 May

Ofena is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is located in the natural park known as the "Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park".

History[edit]

A letter of Pope Simplicius dated 19 November 475 speaks of a Bishop Gaudentius of Aufinium, the Latin name by which the town was known, against whom three neighbouring bishops had laid complaints.[2][3][4]

No longer a residential bishopric, Aufinium is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ Luigi Mezzadri, Maurizio Tagliaferri, Elio Guerriero, Le diocesi d'Italia, San Paolo, 2008, vol. III, p. 842
  3. ^ Valerio Neri, I marginali nell'Occidente tardoantico, Edipuglia 1998, pp. 106–107
  4. ^ Francesco Lanzoni, Le origini delle diocesi antiche d'Italia, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1923, pp. 238 e 245
  5. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 944