Casagiove

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Casagiove
Comune di Casagiove
Coat of arms of Casagiove
Coat of arms
Location of Casagiove
Casagiove is located in Italy
Casagiove
Casagiove
Location of Casagiove in Italy
Casagiove is located in Campania
Casagiove
Casagiove
Casagiove (Campania)
Coordinates: 41°4′N 14°18′E / 41.067°N 14.300°E / 41.067; 14.300
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceCaserta (CE)
Government
 • MayorRoberto Corsale
Area
 • Total6.36 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
Elevation
55 m (180 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total13,559
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Casagiovesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
81022
Dialing code0823
Patron saintSaint Michael
Saint daySeptember 29
WebsiteOfficial website

Casagiove is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania, located about 1 kilometre (0.6 mi) west of Caserta.

History[edit]

It was built in an area previously colonized by the ancient Greeks. In fact its name means "Jupiter's house", due to its ancient temple dedicated to this divinity. The Appian Way, the Roman road which linked Rome to southern Italy, passed by here. On Casagiove's hill Hannibal, before his failed attempt to invade Rome, stopped for some weeks.

Casagiove housed numerous people who were working for the construction of the Royal Palace of Caserta. Later it became a military quarter. Until the mid-19th century it was divided in two parts: Casanova and Coccagna.

The architect Luigi Vanvitelli is buried in the church of San Francesco di Paola.

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.