Montemarano

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Montemarano
Comune
Comune di Montemarano
Montemarano is located in Italy
Montemarano
Montemarano
Location of Montemarano in Italy
Coordinates: 40°54′58″N 14°59′54″E / 40.91611°N 14.99833°E / 40.91611; 14.99833Coordinates: 40°54′58″N 14°59′54″E / 40.91611°N 14.99833°E / 40.91611; 14.99833
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Government
 • Mayor Beniamino Palmieri
Area
 • Total 34.01 km2 (13.13 sq mi)
Elevation 820 m (2,690 ft)
Population (30 November 2017)
 • Total 2,821
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montemaranesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83040
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint St. John of Montemarano
Saint day 21 August
Website Official website

Montemarano is a town and comune, former Latin bishopric and present titular see in the province of Avellino in the Campania region of southern Italy.

History[edit]

The existence of the town is documented since the 11th century. During the Norman rule of southern Italy, it was completely destroyed. Later it became a fiefdom of Raona of Fragneto. Other important feudal families were the Caracciolo, the Della Leonessa and the Della Marra.

Culture[edit]

The most important event is the Montemarano Carnival with its tarantella montemaranese, an ancient tradition of the place.

Economy[edit]

The economy depends on agriculture, mostly on vineyards.

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