Castelfranco in Miscano

Castelfranco in Miscano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 90 km northeast of Naples and about 30 km northeast of Benevento.

Castelfranco in Miscano
Comune di Castelfranco in Miscano
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Coat of arms of Castelfranco in Miscano
Location of Castelfranco in Miscano
Castelfranco in Miscano is located in Italy
Castelfranco in Miscano
Castelfranco in Miscano
Location of Castelfranco in Miscano in Italy
Castelfranco in Miscano is located in Campania
Castelfranco in Miscano
Castelfranco in Miscano
Castelfranco in Miscano (Campania)
Coordinates: 41°18′N 15°5′E / 41.300°N 15.083°E / 41.300; 15.083
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceBenevento (BN)
Government
 • MayorAntonio Pio Morcone
Area
 • Total43.1 km2 (16.6 sq mi)
Elevation
760 m (2,490 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2020)[2]
 • Total862
 • Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
DemonymCastelfranchesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
82022
Dialing code0824
ISTAT code062015
Patron saintJohn the Baptist[3]
Saint day24 June
WebsiteOfficial website

It is a mountain agricultural village lying astride the Apennines and known for its caciocavallo, an Italian typical cheese. The largest mud pots in the Southern Apennines, namely Bolle della Malvizza [it] (Blackbird Bubbles in Irpinian dialect), can be seen along the road that leads to the village.[4]

Castelfranco in Miscano is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia and its territory borders the following municipalities: Ariano Irpino, Faeto, Ginestra degli Schiavoni, Greci, Montecalvo Irpino, Montefalcone di Val Fortore, Roseto Valfortore.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Resident population". Istat. 1 January 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Comune di Castelfranco in Miscano". Comuni di Italia. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Mud volcanoes in Italy" (PDF). Regione Emilia-Romagna.