Carinola

Carinola is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Naples and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Caserta.

Carinola
Comune di Carinola
Location of Carinola
Carinola is located in Italy
Carinola
Carinola
Location of Carinola in Italy
Carinola is located in Campania
Carinola
Carinola
Carinola (Campania)
Coordinates: 41°11′N 13°59′E / 41.183°N 13.983°E / 41.183; 13.983Coordinates: 41°11′N 13°59′E / 41.183°N 13.983°E / 41.183; 13.983
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceProvince of Caserta (CE)
FrazioniSan Ruosi, Ventaroli, San Donato, Casale di Carinola, Nocelleto, S. Croce, Croce di Casale, Casanova
Government
 • MayorAntonio Russo
Area
 • Total59.23 km2 (22.87 sq mi)
Elevation
71 m (233 ft)
Population
 (31 May 2017)[3]
 • Total7,249
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Carinolesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
81030
Dialing code0823
WebsiteOfficial website

Carinola borders the following municipalities: Falciano del Massico, Francolise, Sessa Aurunca, Teano.

HistoryEdit

The town was founded by the Pelasgi as Urbana , at the confluence between the roads to Teano and Cascano. Later it was held by the Etruscans, then by the Romans.

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it was destroyed first by the Vandals led by Gaiseric in the 5th century, then by the Saracens in 750. It was subsequently rebuilt as the modern Carinola on the nearby hills, becoming a bishopric seat in 1087.

AwardsEdit

On 8 November 2004, the President of Italy honoured Carinola with the Silver Medal of Military Valor in recognition of its part in World War II.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.