Sturno

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Sturno
Comune
Comune di Sturno
Sturno is located in Italy
Sturno
Sturno
Location of Sturno in Italy
Coordinates: 41°1′N 15°6′E / 41.017°N 15.100°E / 41.017; 15.100Coordinates: 41°1′N 15°6′E / 41.017°N 15.100°E / 41.017; 15.100
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Area
 • Total 16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 662 m (2,172 ft)
Population
 • Total 3,250
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym Sturnese
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83055
Dialing code 0825
Website Official website

Sturno is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, in the Campania region of southern Italy.

Geography[edit]

The town is bordered by Carife, Castel Baronia, Flumeri, Frigento and Rocca San Felice.

History[edit]

Sturno has been inhabited at least from the time of the Greeks in 800 BC and later became part of the Roman Empire.[citation needed] Sturno became an independent township in 1809. Prior to that, Sturno was called Casali di Frigento and was a hamlet of the town of Frigento. As a farming community, it struggled economically in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

Sturno has a sister city of Glen Cove, New York, United States on Long Island in the metropolitan area of New York City. In the early 20th century, many people emigrated from Sturno to New York, settling together in Glen Cove.

Economy[edit]

The surrounding area is farmland under intense cultivation. The local farms are also known for breeding sheep and goats.

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