Torella dei Lombardi

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Torella dei Lombardi
Comune di Torella dei Lombardi
The central street "Via Angelo Appia"
The central street "Via Angelo Appia"
Coat of arms of Torella dei Lombardi
Coat of arms
Torella within the Province of Avellino
Torella within the Province of Avellino
Location of Torella dei Lombardi
Torella dei Lombardi is located in Italy
Torella dei Lombardi
Torella dei Lombardi
Location of Torella dei Lombardi in Italy
Torella dei Lombardi is located in Campania
Torella dei Lombardi
Torella dei Lombardi
Torella dei Lombardi (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°56′22.3″N 15°06′49.5″E / 40.939528°N 15.113750°E / 40.939528; 15.113750Coordinates: 40°56′22.3″N 15°06′49.5″E / 40.939528°N 15.113750°E / 40.939528; 15.113750
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
FrazioniAquara, Piano Marotta, San Vito, Montanaldo, Ss. Giovanni e Paolo.
Government
 • MayorAmado Delli Gatti[1] (Civic List, from 2016)
Area
 • Total26.57 km2 (10.26 sq mi)
Elevation
666 m (2,185 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[3]
 • Total2,081
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Torellesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83057
Dialing code0827
Patron saintSt. Eustace
Saint day20 September
WebsiteOfficial website

Torella dei Lombardi is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, southern Italy.

History[edit]

The town was firstly mentioned in the 9th century as Turella. In 1980, along with many other settlements in the province and the neighbouring areas, was heavily damaged during the Irpinia earthquake.[5]

Geography[edit]

Torella is a hillside town located in the middle of Irpinia, close to the sources of the river Ofanto, 11 km west of Lioni and 41 east of Avellino. It borders with the municipalities of Castelfranci, Nusco, Paternopoli, Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi and Villamaina.[6]

Main sights[edit]

  • The Lombard Candriano Castle, located in the middle of the town.[7]
  • The Monumental Fountain (19th century), located in the lower side of the town.[8]

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Torella dei Lombardi town council
  2. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  5. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Article about the 1980 earthquake in Torella dei Lombardi (ottopagine.it)
  6. ^ 40900 (x a j h) Torella dei Lombardi on OpenStreetMap
  7. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) The castle of Torella dei Lombardi on museodeicastelli.it
  8. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) The fountain of Torella dei Lombardi on irpinia.info

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