Filignano

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Filignano
Comune di Filignano
Town hall and church square
Town hall and church square
Filignano within the Province of Isernia
Filignano within the Province of Isernia
Location of Filignano
Filignano is located in Italy
Filignano
Filignano
Location of Filignano in Italy
Filignano is located in Molise
Filignano
Filignano
Filignano (Molise)
Coordinates: 41°32′42.94″N 14°3′23.9″E / 41.5452611°N 14.056639°E / 41.5452611; 14.056639Coordinates: 41°32′42.94″N 14°3′23.9″E / 41.5452611°N 14.056639°E / 41.5452611; 14.056639
CountryItaly
RegionMolise
ProvinceIsernia (IS)
FrazioniBottazzella, Cerasuolo, Cerreto, Collemacchia, Franchitti, Frunzo, Lagoni, Mastrogiovanni, Mennella, Selvone, Valerio, Valle
Government
 • MayorLorenzo Coia
Area
 • Total30.88 km2 (11.92 sq mi)
Elevation
460 m (1,510 ft)
Population
(31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total647
 • Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Filignanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
86074
Dialing code0865
WebsiteOfficial website

Filignano is an Italian comune (municipality) of the Province of Isernia, in the region Molise.

History[edit]

The village was first mentioned in 962 and elevated to autonomous municipality in 1840, when it was separed from Pozzilli.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

Filignano is located 74 kilometres (46 mi) west of Campobasso, 24 kilometres (15 mi) southwest of Isernia, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) north of Venafro, and 34 kilometres (21 mi) east of Cassino. It is a hill town surrounded by the Mainarde mountain range, in the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park.

The municipal territory, bordering with the region of Lazio and not too far from Campania, borders with the municipalities of Acquafondata (FR), Colli a Volturno, Montaquila, Pozzilli, Rocchetta a Volturno, Scapoli, and Vallerotonda (FR).[4] It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Bottazzella, Cerasuolo, Cerreto, Collemacchia, Franchitti, Frunzo, Lagoni, Mastrogiovanni, Mennella, Selvone, Valerio, and Valle.

In the municipality there is a small community of Italian Scots, children and grandchildren of Filignanese immigrants, returning from Scotland.[3][5][6]

The central church of the Immaculate Conception, at Piazza Municipio[7] aside the town hall.

People[edit]

  • Mario Lanza (1921-1959), Italian-American tenor and actor. his father was originary of Filignano. The town hosts a "Mario Lanza Festival every August

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Official website (in Italian)
  • Google. "Filignano" (Map). Google Maps. Google.