Filignano

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Filignano
Comune
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
Filignano is located in Italy
Filignano
Filignano
Location of Filignano in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Molise
Province / Metropolitan city Isernia (IS)
Frazioni Bottazzella, Cerasuolo, Cerreto, Collemacchia, Franchitti, Frunzo, Lagoni, Mastrogiovanni, Mennella, Selvone, Valerio, Valle
Government
 • Mayor Lorenzo Coia (from 2014) (Municipal List)
Area
 • Total 30.88 km2 (11.92 sq mi)
Elevation 460 m (1,510 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 666
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Filignanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 86074
Dialing code 0865
Website Official website

Filignano is an Italian comune (municipality) of the Province of Isernia, in the region Molise. As of 2013, it had a population of 666 and an area of 30.88 square kilometres (11.92 sq mi).[1]

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.

Demographics[edit]

During the 20th Century, the population of Filignano has been decreasing due to emigration in Northern Italy and in the United Kingdom. In the municipality, especially in the village of Cerasuolo, there is a large community of Italian Scots, children and grandchildren of Filignanese immigrants, returning from Scotland.[3][5][6]

Gallery[edit]

The central church of the Immaculate Conception, at Piazza Municipio[7] aside the town hall 
The road to the upper old town, aside Piazza Municipio 

Personalities[edit]

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

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