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Comune di Casacalenda
Casacalenda (CB), panorama invernale.jpg
Casacalenda is located in Italy
Location of Casacalenda in Italy
Coordinates: 41°44′N 14°51′E / 41.733°N 14.850°E / 41.733; 14.850Coordinates: 41°44′N 14°51′E / 41.733°N 14.850°E / 41.733; 14.850
Country Italy
Region Molise
Province Campobasso (CB)
 • Mayor Michele Antonio Giambarba
 • Total 67.28 km2 (25.98 sq mi)
Elevation 670 m (2,200 ft)
Population (30 November 2017)[1]
 • Total 2,054
 • Density 31/km2 (79/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Casacalendesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 86043
Dialing code 0874
Website Official website

Casacalenda (Molisan dialect Casacalenna; Calena) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Campobasso in the Italian region Molise, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Campobasso.

The Greek historian Polybius mentions a battle in 217 BC between the Roman army, based in Kalene, and Hannibal, based in Gerione (now a hamlet of Casacalenda).[2] The name might have been derived from the Latin Kalendae or Kalends, the first day of the month in the Roman calendar.[2]

Casacalenda borders the following municipalities: Bonefro, Guardialfiera, Larino, Lupara, Montorio nei Frentani, Morrone del Sannio, Provvidenti, Ripabottoni.


Since the end of World War II until the 1970s, the town's population declined considerably due to emigration. The places of choice for these emigrants were the Canadian cities of Hamilton, Montreal and Toronto. Montreal even has its own Casacalenda Association. Duncan, British Columbia also has a sizeable community per its population.

Cleveland, Ohio and East Greenwich, Rhode Island[3] also have a large population of citizens from Casacalenda. Buenos Aires, Argentina is other destination where Casacalenda population emigrated.


Casacalenda is served by a railway station , the Casacalenda-Guardalfiera railway station ,on the Termoli-Campobasso and Termoli–Venafro line.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-30. Retrieved 2009-01-24.  , accessed 24 January 2009
  3. ^ Ship manifest from the USS Canopic, 1912

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