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Comune di Lacedonia
Location of Lacedonia
Lacedonia is located in Italy
Location of Lacedonia in Italy
Lacedonia is located in Campania
Lacedonia (Campania)
Coordinates: 41°3′8″N 15°25′29″E / 41.05222°N 15.42472°E / 41.05222; 15.42472Coordinates: 41°3′8″N 15°25′29″E / 41.05222°N 15.42472°E / 41.05222; 15.42472
ProvinceProvince of Avellino (AV)
 • MayorAntonio Di Conza
 • Total82.1 km2 (31.7 sq mi)
732 m (2,402 ft)
 • Total2,275
 • Density28/km2 (72/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0827
Patron saintSt. Nicholas of Myra
Saint day6 December
WebsiteOfficial website

Lacedonia (Irpinian: Cerònne[3]) is a comune in the province of Avellino, southern Italy, overlooking the Osento River which flows into the Lago di San Pietro (Lake of Saint Peter), an artificial lake.[4] The town is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia.


Lacedonia was first called Akudunniad by the Osci and then Erdonea. After many destructions, it was rebuilt by the Romans, with the name of Aquilonia, and was part of the Tribe of Galeria. It was later called Al Cidonia[citation needed] and then Cedogna until 1800. Finally it became Lacedonia.

In 517 AD it was given to the Benedictine monks by the Emperor Justinian.

It was under the Lombards, the Counts of Conza and the Normans, then became a fiefdom of the Balvano, Orsini, Pappacoda and Doria families.

Lacedonia is famous for the "conspiracy of the barons" of the Kingdom of Naples against King Ferdinand I of Naples, which took shape in the cathedral of Lacedonia in 1484.

Lacedonia has suffered much from earthquakes, especially in 1694 and 1702. In 1930 another violent earthquake destroyed the whole town; the population lived, temporarily, in earthquake-proof houses and only in 2001 were they able to move to more modern houses built after 1980 earthquake killed about 3000 people in southern Italy.

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  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Gasca Queirazza, Giuliano, et al. 1996. Dizionario di toponomastica. Storia e significato dei nomi geografici italiani. Milano: Garzanti, p. 339.
  4. ^