Mondragone

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Mondragone
Città di Mondragone
Coat of arms of Mondragone
Coat of arms
Location of Mondragone
Mondragone is located in Italy
Mondragone
Mondragone
Location of Mondragone in Italy
Mondragone is located in Campania
Mondragone
Mondragone
Mondragone (Campania)
Coordinates: 41°6′N 13°53′E / 41.100°N 13.883°E / 41.100; 13.883
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceCaserta (CE)
FrazioniLevagnole, Pescopagano
Government
 • MayorVirgilio Pacifico
Area
 • Total55.72 km2 (21.51 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total28,797
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Mondragonesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
81034
Dialing code0823
Patron saintMadonna Incaldana
Saint dayFirst Tuesday after Easter Monday
WebsiteOfficial website

Mondragone (Campanian: Mundraón) is a comune or municipality in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region of Campania. It is located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Naples and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Caserta.

History[edit]

The first historical population of the area was the Aurunci. In 375, during the late Roman Empire, a village known as Petrinum was founded after an earthquake had destroyed the nearby town of Sinuessa. In the Middle Ages, it was occupied by the Normans who built (or re-built) a castle here.

Main sights[edit]

  • Ruins of Sinuessa
  • Torre del Paladino, a 1st century BC mausoleum.
  • Rocca or castle, built between the 8th and the 9th centuries. It was later modified by the Aragonese
  • Monastery of Sant'Anna al Monte
  • Sanctuary of the Belvedere (c. 13th century)

References[edit]

  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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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