San Giuliano di Puglia

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San Giuliano di Puglia
Comune
Comune di San Giuliano di Puglia
Panorama S.Giuliano di P.(CB).JPG
San Giuliano di Puglia is located in Italy
San Giuliano di Puglia
San Giuliano di Puglia
Location of San Giuliano di Puglia in Italy
Coordinates: 41°41′N 14°58′E / 41.683°N 14.967°E / 41.683; 14.967Coordinates: 41°41′N 14°58′E / 41.683°N 14.967°E / 41.683; 14.967
Country Italy
Region Molise
Province Campobasso (CA)
Government
 • Mayor Luigi Barbieri
Elevation 453 m (1,486 ft)
Population (30 November 2017)[1]
 • Total 1,027
Demonym(s) Sangulianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 86040
Patron saint St. Julian
Saint day 21 May
Website Official website

San Giuliano di Puglia is a small town and comune in the province of Campobasso, in the region of Molise, in Italy.

Even though it is now part of Molise, its name still recalls its former administrative and cultural association with the region of Apulia (Puglia).

It is mainly an agricultural centre.

2002 earthquake[edit]

On October 31, 2002, the town was severely damaged by an earthquake.

The event provoked the collapse of the local school, in which 26 of the 51 pupils lost their lives, together with one of their teachers. None of the 9 boys of the 4th class (born in 1996) survived.

The quake was the first seismic event on this site, and the town was not included in any seismic map for preventive protection purposes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from ISTAT