Celenza Valfortore

Celenza Valfortore (Pugliese: Celénze) is a town and comune in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.

Celenza Valfortore
Comune di Celenza Valfortore
Coat of arms of Celenza Valfortore
Coat of arms
Location of Celenza Valfortore
Celenza Valfortore is located in Italy
Celenza Valfortore
Celenza Valfortore
Location of Celenza Valfortore in Italy
Celenza Valfortore is located in Apulia
Celenza Valfortore
Celenza Valfortore
Celenza Valfortore (Apulia)
Coordinates: 41°34′N 14°59′E / 41.567°N 14.983°E / 41.567; 14.983
ProvinceFoggia (FG)
 • MayorLuigi Iamele
 • Total65.42 km2 (25.26 sq mi)
480 m (1,570 ft)
 (28 February 2017)[3]
 • Total1,569
 • Density24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0881
Patron saintSt. John
Saint day24 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Main sightsEdit

  • Church of Santa Croce
  • Porta Nova
  • Gambacorta Castle (15th and 16th centuries)


The population has been constantly shrinking in recent years. A massive emigration occurred during and after the Second World War. Numerous inhabitants moved to countries such as Argentina, the United States, and Australia.


Agriculture used to employ the major part of the labour force. Cattle and farming were the main activities, although in the last years this has been changing, with the tertiary sector employing 41 percent of the working force.


Winters are cold, influenced by the Apennines, with occasional snowfalls taking place between the months of November and March.

Summers are extremely dry and hot. Almost no rainfall occurs between June and August.


  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 from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)

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