Sant'Eufemia a Maiella

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Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
Comune di Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
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Coat of arms of Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
Coat of arms
Location of Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
Sant'Eufemia a Maiella is located in Italy
Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
Location of Sant'Eufemia a Maiella in Italy
Sant'Eufemia a Maiella is located in Abruzzo
Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
Sant'Eufemia a Maiella (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°07′32″N 14°01′36″E / 42.12556°N 14.02667°E / 42.12556; 14.02667Coordinates: 42°07′32″N 14°01′36″E / 42.12556°N 14.02667°E / 42.12556; 14.02667
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvincePescara (PE)
FrazioniRoccacaramanico, San Giacomo
Government
 • MayorMario Crivelli
Area
 • Total40 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation
878 m (2,881 ft)
Population
 (2007)[2]
 • Total312
 • Density7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Santeufemiesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
65020
Dialing code082

Sant'Eufemia a Maiella is a town and comune in the province of Pescara, Abruzzo, central Italy. It is located in the Maiella National Park in a valley enclosed by the western slopes of the Majella massif, and the northeastern slopes of the Morrone group.

History[edit]

Originally the town of Sant'Eufemia was known as Santa Femi. In the 14th century the town was renamed Santa Fumia and retained that name until 1863 when, by decree of King Victor Emmanuel II, it was named Sant'Eufemia a Maiella.

Until the 11th century Sant'Eufemia a Maiella was part of the Caramanico Terme. Then, in 1064, Count Berardo gave the church of Sant'Eufemia and surrounding land at Caramanico to the Abbey of San Clemente a Casauria which retained possession of the town until 1145. In 1145, the area became the possession of Boemondo, who was the Count of Manoppello at the time. Eventually, in 1301 ownership was passed on to the Ughelli family and then to Giacomo Arcucci, the Count of Minervino. Upon the death of Giacomo Arcucci in 1389, it became the property of the D'Aquino family.

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  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.