Mercogliano

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Mercogliano
Città di Mercogliano
The central street Via San Modestino
The central street Via San Modestino
Mercogliano is located in Italy
Mercogliano
Mercogliano
Location of Mercogliano in Italy
Coordinates: 40°55′33″N 14°44′34″E / 40.92583°N 14.74278°E / 40.92583; 14.74278Coordinates: 40°55′33″N 14°44′34″E / 40.92583°N 14.74278°E / 40.92583; 14.74278
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
FrazioniMontevergine, Torelli, Torrette
Government
 • MayorMassimiliano Carullo
Area
 • Total19.76 km2 (7.63 sq mi)
Elevation
550 m (1,800 ft)
Population
(2007)[1]
 • Total12,379
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Mercoglianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83013
Dialing code0825
Patron saintSan Modestino
Saint dayFebruary 14
WebsiteOfficial website

Mercogliano is an Italian town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania.

Geography[edit]

Mercogliano is a hill town located near the western suburb of Avellino and below the mount Partenio (or Montevergine). The municipality borders with Avellino, Monteforte Irpino, Mugnano del Cardinale, Ospedaletto d'Alpinolo, Quadrelle and Summonte.

It counts three hamlets (frazioni):

  • Montevergine: located near the summit of mount Partenio and home of the homonym sanctuary, is linked to Mercogliano by the Montevergine funicular.
  • Torelli: it is a village located on the road between Torrette and Mercogliano.
  • Torrette: located on a plain next to Avellino, it is the commercial hub of the municipality. The exit "Avellino Ovest" (Av. West) of the A16 motorway serves the locality.

Main sights[edit]

  • Catholic Sanctuary of Montevergine
  • Loreto Abbey Palace near Torelli[2]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ (in Italian) Loreto Abbey Palace on cir.campania.beniculturali.it Archived 2013-08-05 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Media related to Mercogliano at Wikimedia Commons