|Comune di Monteverde|
|• Mayor||Francesco Ricciardi|
|• Total||39.58 km2 (15.28 sq mi)|
|Elevation||740 m (2,430 ft)|
|• Density||19/km2 (50/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Catherine of Alexandria|
|Saint day||25 November|
The ancient Roman historian Livy mentions a Samnite village called Cominium Ocritum, which was crossed by Hanno, Hannibal's general, during the Second Punic War, which could be identified with modern Monteverde. The name Cominium was a common toponym of the Oscans, to which the Samnites belonged, perhaps related to people's meeting places (comitia).
In the 11th century, it became a bishopric seat and had a bishop until 1531, when the diocese of Monteverde was merged with the diocese of Canne. From 1532 to 1641, it was a baronial seigniory, held by a branch of the Grimaldi family. The diocese was eventually cancelled in 1818.
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- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
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