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Comune di Cannalonga
The town of Cannalonga
The town of Cannalonga
Coat of arms of Cannalonga
Coat of arms
Cannalonga is located in Italy
Location of Cannalonga in Italy
Coordinates: 40°15′N 15°18′E / 40.250°N 15.300°E / 40.250; 15.300
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
 • Mayor Toribio Tangredi
 • Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 570 m (1,870 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)
 • Total 1,098
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cannalonghesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84040
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo
Website Official website

Cannalonga is a town and comune in the Province of Salerno, Campania, southern Italy.


The town was founded between the 9th/10th century AD.

It became well known in the region around 1450, when the tradition of the festival called Fiera di Santa Lucia started. Today this festival is better known as Fiera della Frecagnola.

The most popular historical monument there is the "Palazzo Ducale" (the duke's palace), which is located in the heart of the town, facing Piazza del Popolo. The palace belongs to the Dukes of Cannalonga, the Mogrovejo-Romano family.


According to some people, this name is due to the large number of bamboo-stems (it:canne di bambù) present in the area. According to others the name is referred to an old measure unit called "canna".


Traditional meals include:

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