Montoro, Campania

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Montoro
Comune
Comune di Montoro
Aerial view of Sant'Eustachio and San Pietro
Aerial view of Sant'Eustachio and San Pietro
Montoro within the Province of Avellino
Montoro within the Province of Avellino
Montoro is located in Italy
Montoro
Montoro
Location of Montoro in Italy
Coordinates: 40°49′18.1″N 14°45′35.9″E / 40.821694°N 14.759972°E / 40.821694; 14.759972Coordinates: 40°49′18.1″N 14°45′35.9″E / 40.821694°N 14.759972°E / 40.821694; 14.759972
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Aterrana, Banzano, Borgo, Caliano, Chiusa, Figlioli, Misciano, Piano (municipal seat), Piazza di Pandola, Preturo, San Bartolomeo, San Felice, San Pietro, Sant'Eustachio, Torchiati
Government
 • Mayor Mario Bianchino
Area
 • Total 40.14 km2 (15.50 sq mi)
Elevation 190 m (620 ft)
Population (30 November 2017)[1]
 • Total 19,776
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montoresi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 83025
Dialing code 0825
Patron saint St. Nicholas of Tolentino
Saint day 10 September
Website Official website

Montoro (Neapolitan: Muntuorë; Montorese: Montorë) is an Italian comune (municipality) of the province of Avellino, Campania. The municipal seat is in the town of Piano.

History[edit]

Following a referendum, the municipality was officially created on 3 December 2013, after the merging of Montoro Inferiore and Montoro Superiore.[2] In 2015, it gains the town status thanks to a presidential decree signed by Sergio Mattarella.[3]

Geography[edit]

The municipality is located in the southwestern area of its province, at the borders with the Province of Salerno. It borders with the municipalities of Bracigliano, Calvanico, Contrada, Fisciano, Forino, Mercato San Severino and Solofra.[4]

Transport[edit]

The municipality is served by 3 railway stations on the Benevento-Avellino-Salerno line: Montoro-Forino (located in Piano), Borgo, and Montoro Superiore (located between Torchiati and Banzano).

It counts two exits on the RA2 motorway Salerno-Avellino: "Montoro Sud", formerly named "Montoro Inferiore", is located near Piazza di Pandola. "Montoro Nord", formerly "Montoro Superiore", is located near Torchiati.

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