Pratola Serra

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Pratola Serra
Comune di Pratola Serra
Pratola Serra seen from Prata Principato Ultra
Pratola Serra seen from Prata Principato Ultra
Location of Pratola Serra
Pratola Serra is located in Italy
Pratola Serra
Pratola Serra
Location of Pratola Serra in Italy
Pratola Serra is located in Campania
Pratola Serra
Pratola Serra
Pratola Serra (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°59′N 14°51′E / 40.983°N 14.850°E / 40.983; 14.850Coordinates: 40°59′N 14°51′E / 40.983°N 14.850°E / 40.983; 14.850
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
FrazioniSerra di Pratola, San Michele di Pratola, Nocione, Acquaviva, Saudelle, Cocciacavallo
Area
 • Total8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation
280 m (920 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[3]
 • Total3,700
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pratolani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83039
Dialing code0825
ISTAT code064075
Patron saintMadonna Addolorata and San Gerardo
Saint dayFirst Sunday in September
WebsiteOfficial website

Pratola Serra is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy.

The area of the comune spread on the right bank of the Sabato river. The oldest part of the comune is the village of Serra di Pratola that lie on a hill overlooking the Sabato river valley. The village of Pratola was born later stretching along a major road to Apulia. It lies in the valley and later has spread on the nearby hills. The comune was born in 1812 merging the two villages of Pratola and Serra. The village of Pratola since then has become the major town of the comune and it is the seat of the town hall.

A major FIAT engine plant is located in the town[4], with the town giving its name to a series of modular engines built there.

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); Dati - Population 31/12/2010
  4. ^ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/295365591_Pratola_serra_fiat's_latest_engine_plant