Summonte

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Summonte
Comune di Summonte
Panorama Summonte(AV).jpg
Location of Summonte
Summonte is located in Italy
Summonte
Summonte
Location of Summonte in Italy
Summonte is located in Campania
Summonte
Summonte
Summonte (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°57′N 14°45′E / 40.950°N 14.750°E / 40.950; 14.750Coordinates: 40°57′N 14°45′E / 40.950°N 14.750°E / 40.950; 14.750
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
FrazioniEmbreciera, Starze
Area
 • Total12.37 km2 (4.78 sq mi)
Elevation
730 m (2,400 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,577
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Summontesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83010
Dialing code0825
Patron saintSan Nicola di Bari
Tramonto a Summonte (AV).jpg

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

History[edit]

Summonte was founded between the tenth and eleventh centuries, centered around the old fortifications of the location. The name came from its location at the foot of Mount Partenio.[4] During the twelfth century, with the Norman conquest, it was a fiefdom under the Malerba family. [5] In the first half of the fourteenth century, the last Malerba family member died without an heir, and it was passed on to the Leonessa family.[6]

The Italian artist Raffaele Della Pia was born in Summonte.[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); Dati - Popolazione residente all'1/5/2009
  4. ^ "Summonte (AV), Campania, Italy". Enchantingitaly.com. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  5. ^ Raccolta Rassegna Storica dei Comuni. Vol. 1. N.p.: Istituto di Studi Atellani, 1969. p. 78
  6. ^ "La storia". Comune.summonte.av.it. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  7. ^ ":: Raffaele Della Pia - Il poeta del legno :: Sculture in legno :: Scultore :: Avellino". Raffaeledellapia.it. Retrieved 27 October 2018.