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Comune di Jelsi
Coat of arms of Jelsi
Coat of arms
Jelsi is located in Italy
Location of Jelsi in Italy
Coordinates: 41°31′N 14°48′E / 41.517°N 14.800°E / 41.517; 14.800
Country Italy
Region Molise
Province / Metropolitan city Campobasso (CB)
 • Mayor Salvatore D'Amico
 • Total 28.5 km2 (11.0 sq mi)
Population (28 February 2010[1])
 • Total 1,860
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Jelsesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 86015
Dialing code 0874

Jelsi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Campobasso in the Italian region Molise, located about 12 kilometres (7 mi) southeast of Campobasso.

Jelsi borders the following municipalities: Campodipietra, Cercemaggiore, Gildone, Pietracatella, Riccia, Toro.

Each year, the feast of Saint Anne is held here. It is also referred to as the feast of grain. Villagers are free to enter the float competition, in which case they must create a float out of grain, which can or cannot have to do with Saint Anne. If it is pulled by a cow, it is a traglia, but if it is pulled by a small tractor, it is a carro.


Notable People[edit]

Antonietta Valiante

  1. ^ Data from Istat