Farindola

Farindola (Abruzzese: Farìnnele) is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is located in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Farindola
Comune di Farindola
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Coat of arms of Farindola
Location of Farindola
Farindola is located in Italy
Farindola
Farindola
Location of Farindola in Italy
Farindola is located in Abruzzo
Farindola
Farindola
Farindola (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°26′34″N 13°49′16″E / 42.44278°N 13.82111°E / 42.44278; 13.82111
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvincePescara (PE)
FrazioniCasebruciate, Cupoli,Fiano, Macchie, Pagliaroli, Rigopiano, Ripe, Ronchetti, San Quirico, Santa Maria, Trosciano Inferiore, Trosciano Superiore, Vicenne
Government
 • MayorIlario Lacchetta
Area
 • Total45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation
530 m (1,740 ft)
Population
 (2007)[2]
 • Total1,694
 • Density38/km2 (97/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Farindolesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
65010
Dialing code085
Patron saintSt. Nicholas of Bari
WebsiteOfficial website

Outside the town, located near the Gran Sasso massif and thus characterized by a continental humid climate, are the Vitello d'Oro falls, with a height of 28 metres (92 ft).

HistoryEdit

As for Fara San Martino, the name of the village comes from the Lombard word for "borough", but various Palaeolithic findings point to an earlier origin. In the 11th century two important Benedictine monasteries occupied the area. Later on the village came under the control of the city of Penne and the Farnese family.

On the afternoon of 18 January 2017 the municipality was the scene of the Rigopiano avalanche when an avalanche struck the luxury resort Hotel Rigopiano, killing twenty-nine people and injuring eleven others.[3]

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. ^ "Italy's Rigopiano hotel death toll reaches 29, rescue operation over". TASS Russian News Agency. Retrieved 26 January 2017.[permanent dead link]