Casacalenda

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Casacalenda
Comune di Casacalenda
Casacalenda (CB), panorama invernale.jpg
Location of Casacalenda
Casacalenda is located in Italy
Casacalenda
Casacalenda
Location of Casacalenda in Italy
Casacalenda is located in Molise
Casacalenda
Casacalenda
Casacalenda (Molise)
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
CountryItaly
RegionMolise
ProvinceCampobasso (CB)
Government
 • MayorMichele Antonio Giambarba
Area
 • Total67.28 km2 (25.98 sq mi)
Elevation
670 m (2,200 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,049
 • Density30/km2 (79/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Casacalendesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
86043
Dialing code0874
WebsiteOfficial 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).[4] The name might have been derived from the Latin Kalendae or Kalends, the first day of the month in the Roman calendar.[4]

Among its churches is Santa Maria Maggiore.

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

Emigration[edit]

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[5] also have a large population of citizens from Casacalenda. Buenos Aires, Argentina is other destination where Casacalenda population emigrated.

Transportation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-30. Retrieved 2009-01-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) , accessed 24 January 2009
  5. ^ Ship manifest from the USS Canopic, 1912

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