Anzano di Puglia

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Anzano di Puglia
Comune
Comune di Anzano di Puglia
Anzano di Puglia is located in Italy
Anzano di Puglia
Anzano di Puglia
Location of Anzano di Puglia in Italy
Coordinates: 41°07′22″N 15°17′17″E / 41.12278°N 15.28806°E / 41.12278; 15.28806Coordinates: 41°07′22″N 15°17′17″E / 41.12278°N 15.28806°E / 41.12278; 15.28806
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Template:Provincia Foggia (short form) (FG)
Frazioni Carifano, Lo Russo, Losciarpo, Mastralessio, Morra, Nocelle
Area
 • Total 11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Elevation 760 m (2,490 ft)
Population (31 March 2008)[1]
 • Total 1,972
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Anzanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71020
Dialing code 0881
Patron saint Santa Maria di Anzano
Saint day Il lunedì dopo la Pentecoste
Website Official website

Anzano di Puglia is a small town and comune in the province of Foggia and region of Apulia in southeast Italy.

According to the results of the national census made in 1991 Anzano di Puglia had a population of 2,239 inhabitants (Anzanesi), a surface of 11.12 square kilometres (4.29 sq mi) and a population density of 201.3 inhabitants per square kilometer. It rises 760 metres (2,490 ft) above sea level. By 2008 the population had fallen to 1,972.

Anzano's geographical position has led to its possession changing several times over the centuries. At some times it has been in Apulia, at others in Campania. In 1810, when it belonged to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, it was made part of the province of Foggia. In 1862 it was absorbed by the province of Avellino and was renamed "Anzano degli Irpini". In 1931 it returned to the province of Foggia.

It is located at the intersecrtion of two ancient Roman roads, namely Via Erculea and Via Aurelia Haeclansis, which leads to Herdonias (Ordona).

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)