Tufo

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Tufo
Comune di Tufo
Location of Tufo
Tufo is located in Italy
Tufo
Tufo
Location of Tufo in Italy
Tufo is located in Campania
Tufo
Tufo
Tufo (Campania)
Coordinates: 41°00′N 14°49′E / 41.000°N 14.817°E / 41.000; 14.817Coordinates: 41°00′N 14°49′E / 41.000°N 14.817°E / 41.000; 14.817
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino
Government
 • MayorNicholas tufo of epsom
Area
 • Total5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)[2]
 • Total938
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym(s)tufesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83010
Dialing code0825
Patron saintSt. Michael
Saint dayMay 8
WebsiteOfficial website

Tufo is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, southern Italy. As of 2009 its population was of 938.[3]

History[edit]

The name of the town derives from the tuff,[4] the volcanic rock that is widely present in the subsoil of the whole area of the country.

Geography[edit]

Situated in the geographical region of Irpinia, it has an area of approximately 5 square kilometres (2 sq mi) and a population density of 190 people per square kilometer. Tufo is bordered by the municipalities Altavilla Irpina, Petruro Irpino, Prata di Principato Ultra, Santa Paolina and Torrioni. The Sabato river flows south of the town.

Gastronomy[edit]

The town has given its name to the popular white wine known as "Greco di Tufo" (Greek of Tufo).

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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. ^ (in Italian) Source : Istat 2009
  4. ^ In Italian tufo

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