Casalvecchio di Puglia

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Casalvecchio di Puglia
Comune di Casalvecchio di Puglia
View from Castelnuovo della Daunia
View from Castelnuovo della Daunia
Location of Casalvecchio di Puglia
Casalvecchio di Puglia is located in Italy
Casalvecchio di Puglia
Casalvecchio di Puglia
Location of Casalvecchio di Puglia in Italy
Casalvecchio di Puglia is located in Apulia
Casalvecchio di Puglia
Casalvecchio di Puglia
Casalvecchio di Puglia (Apulia)
Coordinates: 41°36′N 15°7′E / 41.600°N 15.117°E / 41.600; 15.117Coordinates: 41°36′N 15°7′E / 41.600°N 15.117°E / 41.600; 15.117
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceFoggia (FG)
Government
 • MayorNoè Andreano
Area
 • Total31.93 km2 (12.33 sq mi)
Elevation
465 m (1,526 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,838
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Casalvecchiesi or Kazallveqotra
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
71030
Dialing code0881
WebsiteOfficial website

Casalvecchio (Arbëreshë Albanian: Kazallveqi) is an Arbëreshë comune and village in the Province of Foggia, Apulia, southern Italy. Mostly originating from a 15th-century migration of Albanians, the residents have subsisted by family farming. Of those native to the area for generations, many have continued to use the Arbëreshë language, even those of the post-World War 2 generation.

History[edit]

In 1461 near Monte Gargano, in the southeastern Apennine mountains, a group of 5000 immigrants from Albania fled the enculturation of the Ottoman Turks and Islam. They were sent by the Albanian leader Skanderbeg. This part of Apulia was granted to the incomers by the king of Naples.[4]

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 from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  4. ^ "Casalvecchio di Puglia". Retrieved June 27, 2006.