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Caposele (Irpino: Capussela) is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy. The town was seriously damaged by the 1980 Irpinia earthquake.

Comune di Caposele
Coat of arms of Caposele
Coat of arms
Caposele is located in Italy
Location of Caposele in Italy
Coordinates: 40°48′55″N 15°13′27″E / 40.81528°N 15.22417°E / 40.81528; 15.22417
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Buoninventre, Materdomini
 • Mayor Lorenzo Melillo
 • Total 41.28 km2 (15.94 sq mi)
Elevation 415 m (1,362 ft)
Population (31 May 2015)[1]
 • Total 3,458
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Caposelesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83040
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint Saint Lawrence; Gerard Majella in Materdomini
Saint day 10 August and 16 October
Website Official website

It borders with Calabritto, Bagnoli Irpino, Lioni, Teora, Conza della Campania, Castelnuovo di Conza, Laviano and Valva.

The civil parishes (frazioni) are Buoninventre and Materdomini. Materdomini was the death place of Gerard Majella; a Basilica is dedicated here to him.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat); Dati Istat - Popolazione residente all'1/5/2009