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Comune di Baranello
Baranello is located in Italy
Location of Baranello in Italy
Coordinates: 41°32′N 14°33′E / 41.533°N 14.550°E / 41.533; 14.550Coordinates: 41°32′N 14°33′E / 41.533°N 14.550°E / 41.533; 14.550
Country Italy
Region Molise
Province Province of Campobasso (CB)
 • Total 24.8 km2 (9.6 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 2,715
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 86011
Dialing code 0874

Baranello is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Campobasso in the Italian region Molise, located about 10 kilometres (6 mi) southwest of Campobasso. This town draws it name as a derivative of Monte Vairano which was a hilltop Samnite[1] village and now is an archeological site. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,715 and an area of 24.8 square kilometres (9.6 sq mi).[2]

Baranello borders the following municipalities: Busso, Colle d'Anchise, Spinete, Vinchiaturo.

Demographic evolution[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Piero Niro, Italian composer and classical pianist, was born in Baranello.[3]


  1. ^ SAMNITES AND SAMNIUM - History and Archaeology
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ Cresti, Renzo (ed.) (1999). "Niro, Piero". Enciclopedia italiana dei compositori contemporanei, Vol. 2, p. 226. Pagano (Italian)

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