Grottaminarda

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Grottaminarda
Comune
Comune di Grottaminarda
View of Grottaminarda
View of Grottaminarda
Grottaminarda within the Province of Avellino
Grottaminarda within the Province of Avellino
Grottaminarda is located in Italy
Grottaminarda
Grottaminarda
Location of Grottaminarda in Italy
Coordinates: 41°04′09″N 15°03′36″E / 41.06917°N 15.06000°E / 41.06917; 15.06000Coordinates: 41°04′09″N 15°03′36″E / 41.06917°N 15.06000°E / 41.06917; 15.06000
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Bosco, Carpignano, Ciavolone, Conduttiello, Feudo Cortesano, Filette, Ischia Cardone, Marmore, San Martino, San Pietro, Schivito, Tremolizzi
Government
 • Mayor Angelo Cobino
(since May 26, 2014)
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 304 m (997 ft)
Population (1-1-2017)[1]
 • Total 8,062
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Grottesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83035
Dialing code 0825
Patron saint St. Thomas
Website Official website

Grottaminarda is a town and comune in the province of Avellino (Campania), situated 80 kilometres (50 mi) northeast of Naples, in the southwest of Italy. In 2017 it had a population of 8,062.[1]

History[edit]

This charming town is rich of art and history. Located at the intersection of important trade routes Regio Tratturo that has rendered the passage from the Tyrrhenian to the Adriatic shoreline easy. Since its origins the economy of the village was tied to the commerce with the populations of passage.

Geography[edit]

Grottaminarda borders with the municipalities of Ariano Irpino, Bonito, Flumeri, Fontanarosa, Frigento, Gesualdo, Melito Irpino and Mirabella Eclano.[2] It counts the hamlets of Bosco, Carpignano, Ciavolone, Conduttiello, Feudo Cortesano, Filette, Ischia Cardone, Marmore, San Martino, San Pietro, Schivito and Tremolizzi.

Demographics[edit]

Economy[edit]

Today, Grottaminarda's vibrant industrial district provides jobs for workers commuting from nearby cities. Many small and medium farms are present as well. The comune is a produce of torrone and salami.[3] A large market, including vendors of fruit, vegetables, cheese, salami and a wide variety of household items is held every Monday. It is worthwhile to get there early as the market stall holders tend to pack up from around noon. An 1868 publication described it has having a population of 3500 and that the town is set on "rising ground in the midst of vineyards and corn-fields".[4]

Main sights[edit]

Places of interest are the churches of Santa Maria Maggiore, San Michele, and many ancient monuments. The Santuario di Carpignano is located in the village and frazione of Carpignano, 4.5 km south.

Transport[edit]

Grottaminarda is served by the A16 motorway Naples-Bari, at the homonym exit. It is crossed in the middle by the state highway SS90.

Personalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Italian) Source: Istat 2017
  2. ^ 41045 (x a j h) Grottaminarda on OpenStreetMap
  3. ^ "A Land of Flavours". Eptavellino.it. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Blewitt, Octavian; Pentland, Joseph Barclay (1868). A Handbook for Travellers in Southern Italy (6 ed.). John Murray. pp. 391–. 

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