Carinola

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Carinola
Comune
Comune di Carinola
Carinola is located in Italy
Carinola
Carinola
Location of Carinola in Italy
Coordinates: 41°11′N 13°59′E / 41.183°N 13.983°E / 41.183; 13.983Coordinates: 41°11′N 13°59′E / 41.183°N 13.983°E / 41.183; 13.983
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Province of Caserta (CE)
Frazioni San Ruosi, Ventaroli, San Donato, Casale di Carinola, Nocelleto, S. Croce, Croce di Casale, Casanova
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Russo
Area
 • Total 59.23 km2 (22.87 sq mi)
Elevation 71 m (233 ft)
Population (31 May 2017)[1]
 • Total 7,249
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Carinolesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 81030
Dialing code 0823
Website Official website

Carinola is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Naples and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Caserta.

Carinola borders the following municipalities: Falciano del Massico, Francolise, Sessa Aurunca, Teano.

History[edit]

The town was founded by the Pelasgi as Urbana , at the confluence between the roads to Teano and Cascano. Later it was held by the Etruscans, then by the Romans.

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it was destroyed first by the Vandals led by Gaiseric in the 5th century, then by the Saracens in 750. It was subsequently rebuilt as the modern Carinola on the nearby hills, becoming a bishopric seat in 1087.

Awards[edit]

On 8 November 2004, the President of Italy honoured Carinola with the Silver Medal of Military Valor in recognition of its part in World War II.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.