Sant'Eufemia a Maiella

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Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
Comune
Comune di Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
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Coat of arms of Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
Coat of arms
Sant'Eufemia a Maiella is located in Italy
Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
Location of Sant'Eufemia a Maiella in Italy
Coordinates: 42°07′32″N 14°01′36″E / 42.12556°N 14.02667°E / 42.12556; 14.02667Coordinates: 42°07′32″N 14°01′36″E / 42.12556°N 14.02667°E / 42.12556; 14.02667
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Pescara (PE)
Frazioni Roccacaramanico, San Giacomo
Government
 • Mayor Mario Crivelli
Area
 • Total 40 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 878 m (2,881 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 312
 • Density 7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
Demonym Santeufemiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65020
Dialing code 082

Sant'Eufemia a Maiella is a town and comune in the province of Pescara, Abruzzo, central Italy. It is located in the Maiella National Park in a valley enclosed by the western slopes of the Majella massif, and the northeastern slopes of the Morrone group.

History[edit]

Originally the town of Sant'Eufemia was known as Santa Femi. In the 14th century the town was renamed Santa Fumia and retained that name until 1863 when, by decree of King Victor Emmanuel II, it was named Sant'Eufemia a Maiella.

Until the 19th century Sant'Eufemia a Maiella was part of the Caramanico Terme. Then in 1064 Count Berardo gave the church of Sant'Eufemia and surrounding land at Caramanico to the Abbey of San Clemente a Casauria which retained possession of the town until 1145. In 1145, the area became the possession of Boemondo, who was the Count of Manoppello at the time. Eventually, in 1301 ownership was passed on to the Ughelli family and then to Giacomo Arcucci, the Count of Minervino. Upon the death of Giacomo Arcucci in 1389, it became the property of the D'Aquino family.

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