Monteverde, Campania

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Monteverde
Comune di Monteverde
Skyline of Monteverde
Coat of arms of Monteverde
Coat of arms
Location of Monteverde
Monteverde is located in Italy
Monteverde
Monteverde
Location of Monteverde in Italy
Monteverde is located in Campania
Monteverde
Monteverde
Monteverde (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°59′59″N 15°32′6″E / 40.99972°N 15.53500°E / 40.99972; 15.53500Coordinates: 40°59′59″N 15°32′6″E / 40.99972°N 15.53500°E / 40.99972; 15.53500
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Ricciardi
Area
 • Total39.58 km2 (15.28 sq mi)
Elevation
740 m (2,430 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total771
 • Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Monteverdesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83049
Dialing code0827
Patron saintSt. Catherine of Alexandria
Saint day25 November
WebsiteOfficial website

Monteverde is a comune in the province of Avellino in Southern Italy.[3]

History[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5] The diocese was eventually cancelled in 1818.

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. ^ http://www.comuni-italiani.it/064/060/index.html
  4. ^ Nicola Fierro, The Battle of Aquilonia - Abstract
  5. ^ Ulino, M. (2008). L'Età Barocca dei Grimaldi di Monaco nel loro Marchesato di Campagna. Naples: Giannini editore.