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Comune di Carunchio
Carunchio is located in Italy
Location of Carunchio in Italy
Coordinates: 41°55′N 14°32′E / 41.917°N 14.533°E / 41.917; 14.533Coordinates: 41°55′N 14°32′E / 41.917°N 14.533°E / 41.917; 14.533
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city Chieti (CH)
Frazioni Cerreto, Pedicone
 • Total 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation 714 m (2,343 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)[1]
 • Total 732
 • Density 23/km2 (59/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Carunchiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 66050
Dialing code 0873
Patron saint Sant'Antonio
Saint day 18 August
Website Official website

Carunchio is a comune and town in the Province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy.


The first mention dates back to 1173 in a papal bull which confirmed the boundaries of the diocese of Chieti. It was later of the d'Avalos and Caracciolo families. Formerly the town was in another area, perhaps in Taverna, but then was moved to where it is today because of raids by Saracens and Slavs.


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