Celenza Valfortore

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Celenza Valfortore
Comune di Celenza Valfortore
Coat of arms of Celenza Valfortore
Coat of arms
Celenza Valfortore is located in Italy
Celenza Valfortore
Celenza Valfortore
Location of Celenza Valfortore in Italy
Coordinates: 41°34′N 14°59′E / 41.567°N 14.983°E / 41.567; 14.983
Country Italy
Region Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Foggia (FG)
 • Mayor Massimo Venditti
 • Total 66.49 km2 (25.67 sq mi)
Elevation 480 m (1,570 ft)
Population (1 July 2009)[1]
 • Total 1,802
 • Density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Celenzani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71035
Dialing code 0881
Patron saint St. John
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

Celenza Valfortore is a town and comune in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of Santa Croce
  • Porta Nova
  • Gambacorta Castle (15th and 16th centuries)


The population has been constantly shrinking in recent years. A massive emigration occurred during and after the Second World War. Numerous inhabitants moved to countries such as Argentina, the United States, and Australia.


Agriculture used to employ the major part of the labour force. Cattle and farming were the main activities, although in the last years this has been changing, with the tertiary sector employing 41 percent of the working force.


Winters are cold, influenced by the Apennines, with occasional snowfalls taking place between the months of November and March.

Summers are extremely dry and hot. Almost no rainfall occurs between June and August.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)

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