Arpaia

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Arpaia
Comune di Arpaia
Arpaia (Benevento).jpg
Location of Arpaia
Arpaia is located in Italy
Arpaia
Arpaia
Location of Arpaia in Italy
Arpaia is located in Campania
Arpaia
Arpaia
Arpaia (Campania)
Coordinates: 41°2′N 14°33′E / 41.033°N 14.550°E / 41.033; 14.550
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceBenevento (BN)
Government
 • MayorMario Carmine D'Ambrosio
Area
 • Total5.2 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Elevation
283 m (928 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2020)[2]
 • Total1,994
 • Density380/km2 (990/sq mi)
DemonymArpaiuoli or Arpaioli
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
82012
Dialing code0823
ISTAT code062005
Patron saint[3]
WebsiteOfficial website

Arpaia is a town, comune (municipality) and former (now titular) episcopal see in the Province of Benevento in the southern Italian region Campania, located about 35 km northeast of Naples and about 25 km southwest of Benevento.

Arpaia borders the following municipalities: Airola, Forchia, Paolisi and Roccarainola.

History[edit]

Arpaia, rather than present-day Montesarchio, is considered to have been the seat of the ancient Diocese of Caudium[4][5] (circa 400-600). The see was suppressed in 600, but in 1970 it was formally restored as the Latin Catholic titular see of Caudium.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Resident population". Istat. 1 January 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Comune di Arpaia". Comuni Italiani. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  4. ^ Gaetano Moroni, Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica, vol. 10, p. 283
  5. ^ Francesco Lanzoni, Le diocesi d'Italia dalle origini al principio del secolo VII (an. 604), vol. I, Faenza 1927, p. 186
  6. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Caudium". GCatholic. Retrieved 30 March 2021.

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