Acquafondata

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Acquafondata
Comune di Acquafondata
Acquafondata panorama.jpg
Location of Acquafondata
Acquafondata is located in Italy
Acquafondata
Acquafondata
Location of Acquafondata in Italy
Acquafondata is located in Lazio
Acquafondata
Acquafondata
Acquafondata (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°33′N 13°57′E / 41.550°N 13.950°E / 41.550; 13.950Coordinates: 41°33′N 13°57′E / 41.550°N 13.950°E / 41.550; 13.950
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceFrosinone (FR)
FrazioniCasal Cassinese, Fontana
Government
 • MayorAntonio Di Meo
Area
 • Total25.32 km2 (9.78 sq mi)
Elevation
926 m (3,038 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total267
 • Density11/km2 (27/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Acquafondatari
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
03040
Dialing code0776
Patron saintSt. John the Baptist
Saint dayAugust 29
WebsiteOfficial website

Acquafondata (Campanian: Acuaf'ûnnata, Latin: Aquafundata) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio, located in the Monti della Meta area, about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southeast of Rome and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Frosinone.

History[edit]

During World War II, Acquafondata was occupied by the Germans, who guarded the Gustav Line on the Cassino side and the Reinhard Line on the Molise side. The liberation of Acquafondata took place on 12 January 1944 by the French Expeditionary Corps who broke through on the Venafro side.[4] Two survivors, Romano Neri and Domenico Mancone, were awarded knighthoods by the Presidency of the Republic for their role in the liberation.

Geography[edit]

Located in the middle of a valley and surrounded by the Monti della Meta, the built-up area is located at 926 m asl, on a limestone hillock dominated by Monte Monna Casale, (1395 m asl) in the southern Mainarde area. The valley produces potatoes and legumes. Reclamation work, through the construction of a tunnel for draining unhealthy waters, began in 1882 and saw its completion in 1901.[5][6] Near the hamlet of Casalcassinese there are the springs of the Rava stream, which flows south-east, in the direction of Pozzilli, before flowing into the San Bartolomeo River, a tributary of the Volturno.[7]

Architecture[edit]

The commune contains the Chiesa parrocchiale di sant'Antonio di Padova, Santuario della Madonna del Carmin, Chiesa di san Rocco and Chiesa di Santa Maria in Centumcellis and a number of notable World War II monuments, including to the Italians and the Polish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Free France. French Press & Information Service. 1945. p. 535.
  5. ^ "Censimento" (PDF) (in Italian). ebiblio.istat.it. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Gazzetta ufficiale del Regno d'Italia" (in Italian). Augusto.agid.gov.it. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  7. ^ Il Frammento Sabatini: un documento per la storia di San Vincenzo al Volturno (in Italian). Via. 2003. p. 55.

External links[edit]

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