Castelmauro


Castelmauro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Campobasso in the Italian region Molise, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Campobasso.

Castelmauro
Comune di Castelmauro
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Location of Castelmauro
Castelmauro is located in Italy
Castelmauro
Castelmauro
Location of Castelmauro in Italy
Castelmauro is located in Molise
Castelmauro
Castelmauro
Castelmauro (Molise)
Coordinates: 41°50′N 14°43′E / 41.833°N 14.717°E / 41.833; 14.717Coordinates: 41°50′N 14°43′E / 41.833°N 14.717°E / 41.833; 14.717
CountryItaly
RegionMolise
ProvinceCampobasso (CB)
Government
 • MayorAngelo Sticca
Area
 • Total43.62 km2 (16.84 sq mi)
Elevation
692 m (2,270 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[3]
 • Total1,452
 • Density33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castelmauresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
86031
Dialing code0874
WebsiteOfficial website

Castelmauro borders the following municipalities: Acquaviva Collecroce, Civitacampomarano, Guardialfiera, Montefalcone nel Sannio, Roccavivara, San Felice del Molise, Trivento.

In September of 1884, the small village of Castelluccio Acquaborrana originated a resolution to change its ancient name to that of a new one.  Aside from Castelluccio (PG) itself, there have been a total of three such “Castelluccio” villages: 1) Acquaborrana, 2) Inferiore, and 3) Superiore.  Inferior and Superiore were located near Tursi (Province of Potenza).  

Acquaborrana was in Abruzzi-Molise, noted as “the loftiest village in the Appenines” having a population of 4,545 inhabitants and is situated on the southern east slope of Monte Mauro which has an elevation of 3,080 ft/ 939 m.  Only 35 years earlier, it had only half the number of inhabitants at 2,428. The official proclamation read:

The town of Castelluccio Acquaborrana takes the name of Castelmauro

UMBERTO I, King of Italy

On the proposal of our Minister Secretary of State for Internal Affairs, President of the Council of Ministers; having regard to the resolution of the municipal council of Castelluccio Acquaborrana, dated 25 September 1884, with the request to be authorized to change the current name of the municipality to that of Castelmauro; having seen the municipal law as provincial March 20, 1865, letter A, we have decreed to decree:

The Municipality of Castelluccio Acquaborrana, in the province of Campobasso, will change its current name to that of Castelmauro, starting from 1 February 1885.

We order, etc. - Given in Rome, on 22 January 1885

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.