Aquilonia, Campania

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Comune di Aquilonia
Archaeological park of Aquicarbo
Archaeological park of Aquicarbo
Coat of arms of Aquilonia
Coat of arms
Aquilonia within the Province of Avellino
Aquilonia within the Province of Avellino
Aquilonia is located in Italy
Location of Aquilonia in Italy
Coordinates: 40°59′16″N 15°28′31″E / 40.98778°N 15.47528°E / 40.98778; 15.47528Coordinates: 40°59′16″N 15°28′31″E / 40.98778°N 15.47528°E / 40.98778; 15.47528
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Avellino (AV)
 • Mayor Giancarlo De Vito
 • Total 55 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation 750 m (2,460 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,815
 • Density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Aquiloniesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83041
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint St. Vitus
Saint day June 15
Website Official website

Aquilonia is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, part of the Campania region of southern Italy. It is situated in mountainous terrain in the eastern part of the province, at an elevation of 750 metres (2,460 ft). As of 2011, it had a population of 1,815.[1]


The Lombards called the town Carbonara or Carunar, supposedly because a major local occupation was charcoal making. In 1861, after the unification of Italy, the town was renamed Aquilonia based on a 16th-century assumption that this was the site of the Battle of Aquilonia between the Rome and the Samnites.

On 23 July 1930 a major earthquake destroyed the town, and it was rebuilt at a higher location nearby.


Located in the eastern side of the province, close to Basilicata, Aquilonia borders with the municipalities of Bisaccia, Calitri, Lacedonia, Melfi (PZ), Monteverde and Rionero in Vulture (PZ).[2]


Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Aquilonia is twinned with:


  1. ^ a b (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ 40960 (x a j h) Aquilonia on OpenStreetMap

External links[edit]

Media related to Aquilonia at Wikimedia Commons