Chianche

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Chianche
Comune di Chianche
Location of Chianche
Chianche is located in Italy
Chianche
Chianche
Location of Chianche in Italy
Chianche is located in Campania
Chianche
Chianche
Chianche (Campania)
Coordinates: 41°03′N 14°47′E / 41.050°N 14.783°E / 41.050; 14.783Coordinates: 41°03′N 14°47′E / 41.050°N 14.783°E / 41.050; 14.783
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
FrazioniChianchetelle, San Pietro Irpino, Chianche scalo
Government
 • MayorCarlo Grillo
Area
 • Total6.81 km2 (2.63 sq mi)
Elevation
356 m (1,168 ft)
Population
(31 December 2017)
 • Total487
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Chianchesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83010
Dialing code0825
Patron saintSt. Felice of Nola
Saint dayJanuary 14
WebsiteOfficial website

Chianche is a town and comune in province of Avellino, in the Campania region of Italy.

The town rises on the border between the provinces of Avellino and Benevento, on top of a green hill. It is surrounded by chestnut-tree woods, while the fertile countryside produces olive oil and the DOC wine "Greco di Tufo".

The town's history dates back from c. 300, when it was named Planca. It was ruled by many different feudal families, included the Caracciolo and Carafa.

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