Ofena

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Ofena
Comune di Ofena
Skyline of Ofena
Location of Ofena
Ofena is located in Italy
Ofena
Ofena
Location of Ofena in Italy
Ofena is located in Abruzzo
Ofena
Ofena
Ofena (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°19′36″N 13°45′35″E / 42.32667°N 13.75972°E / 42.32667; 13.75972Coordinates: 42°19′36″N 13°45′35″E / 42.32667°N 13.75972°E / 42.32667; 13.75972
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceL'Aquila (AQ)
FrazioniCappuccini, Frasca, Volpe
Government
 • MayorAntonio Silveri (Civic list Uniti per Ofena)
Area
 • Total36.9 km2 (14.2 sq mi)
Elevation
531 m (1,742 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total471
 • Density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ofenesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
67025
Dialing code0862
Saint day8 May

Ofena (Abruzzese: Ofenë) is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is located in the natural park known as the "Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park". The comune/village is home to a vast and rich history of a community that has existed for many hundreds of years.

History[edit]

A letter of Pope Simplicius dated 19 November 475 speaks of a Bishop Gaudentius of Aufinium, the Latin name by which the town was known, against whom three neighbouring bishops had laid complaints.[4][5][6]

No longer a residential bishopric, Aufinium is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[7]

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 from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  4. ^ Luigi Mezzadri, Maurizio Tagliaferri, Elio Guerriero, Le diocesi d'Italia, San Paolo, 2008, vol. III, p. 842
  5. ^ Valerio Neri, I marginali nell'Occidente tardoantico, Edipuglia 1998, pp. 106–107
  6. ^ Francesco Lanzoni, Le origini delle diocesi antiche d'Italia, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1923, pp. 238 e 245
  7. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 944