Rocca d'Evandro

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Rocca d'Evandro
Comune
Comune di Rocca d'Evandro
Coat of arms of Rocca d'Evandro
Coat of arms
Rocca d'Evandro is located in Italy
Rocca d'Evandro
Rocca d'Evandro
Location of Rocca d'Evandro in Italy
Coordinates: 41°23′N 13°53′E / 41.383°N 13.883°E / 41.383; 13.883Coordinates: 41°23′N 13°53′E / 41.383°N 13.883°E / 41.383; 13.883
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Caserta (CE)
Frazioni Bivio Mortola, Camino, Campolongo, Casamarina, Centro Storico, Cocuruzzo, Mortola, Vallevona
Government
 • Mayor Dott. Angelo Marrocco
Area
 • Total 49.4 km2 (19.1 sq mi)
Highest elevation 960 m (3,150 ft)
Lowest elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (Dec. 2008)[1]
 • Total 3,508
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym Roccavandresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 81040
Dialing code 0823
Patron saint St. Roch (San Rocco)
Saint day 8 May
Website Official website

Rocca d'Evandro is a Comune (Municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northwest of Naples and about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Caserta.

History[edit]

Ancient Roman archaeological findings have been excavated in the area, such as the wine trading port at Porto di Mola. The castle, around which the village is built, appeared around the 10th century and was later bitterly contentened by the local rulers. In the 14th century it was acquired by the Abbey of Monte Cassino, while, in the early 16th century, it was a fief of Ettore Fieramosca. In 1534 it was conquered by the Kingdom of Naples; the Spanish king and emperor Charles V donated it to the poet Vittoria Colonna.

References[edit]

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

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