Tufo

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Tufo
Comune
Frazione di tufo
Tufo is located in Italy
Tufo
Tufo
Location of Tufo in Italy
Coordinates: 41°00′N 14°49′E / 41.000°N 14.817°E / 41.000; 14.817Coordinates: 41°00′N 14°49′E / 41.000°N 14.817°E / 41.000; 14.817
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province avellino
Government
 • Mayor Fabio Grassi
(Elected June 14, 2004)
Area
 • Total 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 938
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym tufari
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83010
Dialing code 0825
Patron saint St. Michael
Saint day May 8
Website Official website

Tufo is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, southern Italy. As of 2009 its population was of 938.[1]

History[edit]

The name of the town derives from the tuff,[2] the volcanic rock that is widely present in the subsoil of the whole area of the country.

Geography[edit]

Situated in the geographical region of Irpinia, it has an area of approximately 5 square kilometres (2 sq mi) and a population density of 190 people per square kilometer. Tufo is bordered by the municipalities Altavilla Irpina, Petruro Irpino, Prata di Principato Ultra, Santa Paolina and Torrioni. The Sabato river flows south of the town.

Gastronomy[edit]

The town has given its name to the popular white wine known as "Greco di Tufo" (Greek of Tufo).

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) Source : Istat 2009
  2. ^ In Italian tufo

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