Montemarano

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Montemarano
Comune di Montemarano
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Location of Montemarano
Montemarano is located in Italy
Montemarano
Montemarano
Location of Montemarano in Italy
Montemarano is located in Campania
Montemarano
Montemarano
Montemarano (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°54′58″N 14°59′54″E / 40.91611°N 14.99833°E / 40.91611; 14.99833Coordinates: 40°54′58″N 14°59′54″E / 40.91611°N 14.99833°E / 40.91611; 14.99833
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
Government
 • MayorBeniamino Palmieri
Area
 • Total34.01 km2 (13.13 sq mi)
Elevation
820 m (2,690 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[2]
 • Total2,821
 • Density83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montemaranesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83040
Dialing code0827
Patron saintSt. John of Montemarano
Saint day21 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Montemarano is a town and comune, former Latin bishopric and present titular see in the province of Avellino in the Campania region of southern Italy.

History[edit]

The existence of the town is documented since the 11th century. During the Norman rule of southern Italy, it was completely destroyed. Later it became a fiefdom of Raona of Fragneto. Other important feudal families were the Caracciolo, the Della Leonessa and the Della Marra.

Culture[edit]

The most important event is the Montemarano Carnival with its tarantella montemaranese, an ancient tradition of the place.

Economy[edit]

The economy depends on agriculture, mostly on vineyards.

See also[edit]

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.

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