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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.

Caposele
Comune
Comune di Caposele
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Coat of arms of Caposele
Coat of arms
Caposele is located in Italy
Caposele
Caposele
Location of Caposele in Italy
Coordinates: 40°48′55″N 15°13′27″E / 40.81528°N 15.22417°E / 40.81528; 15.22417
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
FrazioniBuoninventre, Materdomini
Government
 • MayorLorenzo Melillo
Area
 • Total41.28 km2 (15.94 sq mi)
Elevation415 m (1,362 ft)
Population (31 May 2015)[1]
 • Total3,458
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Caposelesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code83040
Dialing code0827
Patron saintSaint Lawrence; Gerard Majella in Materdomini
Saint day10 August and 16 October
WebsiteOfficial 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; the Basilica of San Gerardo Maiella is dedicated here to him.

ReferencesEdit

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