Sepino

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Sepino
Comune
Comune di Sepino
Sepino rooftops.jpg
Coat of arms of Sepino
Coat of arms
Sepino is located in Italy
Sepino
Sepino
Location of Sepino in Italy
Coordinates: 41°24′N 14°37′E / 41.400°N 14.617°E / 41.400; 14.617
Country Italy
Region Molise
Province Campobasso (CB)
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Mosca
Area
 • Total 62.6 km2 (24.2 sq mi)
Population (28 February 2010[1])
 • Total 2,069
 • Density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Demonym Sepinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 86017
Dialing code 0874
A sidestreet in Sepino

Sepino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Campobasso in the Italian region Molise, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Campobasso.

The archaeological site of Saepinum is located nearby. Sepino borders the following municipalities: Cercemaggiore, Cercepiccola, Guardiaregia, Morcone, Pietraroja, San Giuliano del Sannio, Sassinoro.

In the early 7th century AD, what are today the communes of Sepino, Isernia and Bojano were the places where Grimoald I of Benevento settled a group of Bulgars, seeking refuge from the Avars; the Bulgars were for many generations a distinctive part of the population, until finally assimilated in their Italian environment (see Bulgarians in Italy, Old Great Bulgaria#Bulgars in Southern Italy).

References[edit]

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