Chianche

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Chianche
Comune
Comune di Chianche
Chianche is located in Italy
Chianche
Chianche
Location of Chianche in Italy
Coordinates: 41°03′N 14°47′E / 41.050°N 14.783°E / 41.050; 14.783Coordinates: 41°03′N 14°47′E / 41.050°N 14.783°E / 41.050; 14.783
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Chianchetelle, San Pietro Irpino, Chianche scalo
Government
 • Mayor Carlo Grillo
Area
 • Total 6.81 km2 (2.63 sq mi)
Elevation 356 m (1,168 ft)
Population (31 December 2017)
 • Total 487
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Chianchesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83010
Dialing code 0825
Patron saint St. Felice of Nola
Saint day January 14
Website Official website

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

The town rises on the border between the provinces of Avellino and Benevento, on top of a green hill. It is surrounded by chestnut-tree woods, while the fertile countryside produces olive oil and the DOC wine "Greco di Tufo".

The town's history dates back from c. 300, when it was named Planca. It was ruled by many different feudal families, included the Caracciolo and Carafa.

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