Solofra

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Solofra
Comune
Comune di Solofra
Interior of Collegiata
Interior of Collegiata
Coat of arms of Solofra
Coat of arms
Solofra is located in Italy
Solofra
Solofra
Location of Solofra in Italy
Coordinates: 40°50′N 14°51′E / 40.833°N 14.850°E / 40.833; 14.850Coordinates: 40°50′N 14°51′E / 40.833°N 14.850°E / 40.833; 14.850
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Sant'Agata Irpina, Sant'Andrea Apostolo
Area
 • Total 21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 384 m (1,260 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,313
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym Solofrani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83029
Dialing code 0825
Patron saint Michael the Archangel
Saint day 29 September
Website Official website

Solofra is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, in the Campania region of southern Italy. In 2010 its population was 12,313.[1]

Geography[edit]

The town is bordered by Aiello del Sabato, Calvanico (SA), Contrada, Montoro Superiore and Serino. Its frazioni are the villages of Sant'Agata Irpina and Sant'Andrea Apostolo.

History[edit]

History[edit]

The Collegiata di San Michele Arcangelo was built in the 16th-17th centuries.,[2] and has rich interior decoration with canvases by the Guarino family, and an altarpiece of Giovanni Battista Lama.

Economy[edit]

Solofra is one of Italy's most famous towns for the tanning of leather. There are more than 200 tanneries in the town.[citation needed] The tanning methods in Solofra are considered some of the best in Italy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) Source: Istat 2010
  2. ^ Solofra Storica, history of Collegiata.

External links[edit]

Media related to Solofra at Wikimedia Commons