|Comune di Castelmauro|
|• Mayor||Angelo Sticca|
|• Total||43.62 km2 (16.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||692 m (2,270 ft)|
(30 November 2017)
|• Density||33/km2 (86/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
In September of 1884, the small village of Castelluccio Acquaborrana originated a resolution to change its ancient name to that of a new one. Aside from Castelluccio (PG) itself, there have been a total of three such “Castelluccio” villages: 1) Acquaborrana, 2) Inferiore, and 3) Superiore. Inferior and Superiore were located near Tursi (Province of Potenza).
Acquaborrana was in Abruzzi-Molise, noted as “the loftiest village in the Appenines” having a population of 4,545 inhabitants and is situated on the southern east slope of Monte Mauro which has an elevation of 3,080 ft/ 939 m. Only 35 years earlier, it had only half the number of inhabitants at 2,428. The official proclamation read:
The town of Castelluccio Acquaborrana takes the name of Castelmauro
UMBERTO I, King of Italy
On the proposal of our Minister Secretary of State for Internal Affairs, President of the Council of Ministers; having regard to the resolution of the municipal council of Castelluccio Acquaborrana, dated 25 September 1884, with the request to be authorized to change the current name of the municipality to that of Castelmauro; having seen the municipal law as provincial March 20, 1865, letter A, we have decreed to decree:
The Municipality of Castelluccio Acquaborrana, in the province of Campobasso, will change its current name to that of Castelmauro, starting from 1 February 1885.
We order, etc. - Given in Rome, on 22 January 1885
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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