Conza della Campania

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Conza della Campania (or Conza di Campania; formerly called Compsa, commonly known as Conza (Campanian: Cònze)) is a comune (municipality) and former Latin Catholic (arch)bishopric in the province of Avellino in the region of Campania in southern Italy.

Conza della Campania
Comune di Conza della Campania
The new settlement, built after the 1980 earthquake.
The new settlement, built after the 1980 earthquake.
Coat of arms of Conza della Campania
Coat of arms
Location of Conza della Campania
Conza della Campania is located in Italy
Conza della Campania
Conza della Campania
Location of Conza della Campania in Italy
Conza della Campania is located in Campania
Conza della Campania
Conza della Campania
Conza della Campania (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°52′N 15°20′E / 40.867°N 15.333°E / 40.867; 15.333Coordinates: 40°52′N 15°20′E / 40.867°N 15.333°E / 40.867; 15.333
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
Government
 • MayorLuigi Ciccone
Area
 • Total51.64 km2 (19.94 sq mi)
Elevation440 m (1,440 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2017)[3]
 • Total1,345
 • Density26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Conzani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83040
Dialing code0827
ISTAT code064030
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Early historyEdit

Compsa was an ancient city of the Hirpini occupied by the Carthaginian conqueror Hannibal in 216 BC.

Medieval and modern historyEdit

During the Early Middle Ages it was a gastaldate in the Principality of Salerno. In 973 the gastald (city-based Lombard royal domain district adùinsitrator and judge) Landulf seized the principality.

Later it belonged to the Balvano, the Gesualdo and the Mirelli families.

Recent historyEdit

The town was almost completely destroyed by the 1980 Irpinia earthquake. It was rebuilt in the area called Piano delle Briglie, 8 kilometres (5 mi) from the former center. Conza della Campania is now a turistic attraction, since it can count among its territory the WWF Oasi, including the lake of Conza and the area outside. Conza della Campania has also about 10,000 visitors a year[citation needed] at its Archeological site, Compsa, discovered after the earthquake of 1980 that destroyed the old town.

Main sightsEdit

The main church is the Concattedrale (co-cathedral) of S. Maria Assunta. Other sights include the archaeological area of Compsa and the natural oasis of Lake Conza, an artificial basin on the Ofanto river.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Conza della Campania". Comuni italiani (in Italian).
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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