Jelsi (or Jevze in local Molisan dialect) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Campobasso in the Italian region Molise, located about 12 kilometres (7 mi) southeast of Campobasso.

Jelsi
Comune di Jelsi
Skyline of Jelsi
Skyline of Jelsi
Coat of arms of Jelsi
Coat of arms
Location of Jelsi
Jelsi is located in Italy
Jelsi
Jelsi
Location of Jelsi in Italy
Jelsi is located in Molise
Jelsi
Jelsi
Jelsi (Molise)
Coordinates: 41°31′N 14°48′E / 41.517°N 14.800°E / 41.517; 14.800
CountryItaly
RegionMolise
ProvinceCampobasso (CB)
Government
 • MayorSalvatore D'Amico
Area
 • Total28.5 km2 (11.0 sq mi)
Elevation
580 m (1,900 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017[2])[3]
 • Total1,769
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Jelsesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
86015
Dialing code0874
WebsiteOfficial website

Jelsi borders the following municipalities: Campodipietra, Cercemaggiore, Gildone, Pietracatella, Riccia, Toro.

Each year, the feast of Saint Anne is held here. It is also referred to as the feast of grain. Villagers are free to enter the float competition, in which case they must create a float out of grain, which can or cannot have to do with Saint Anne. If it is pulled by a cow, it is a traglia, but if it is pulled by a small tractor, it is a carro.

Notable peopleEdit

  • John Ciaccia (1933–2018) – Italian-Canadian politician and cabinet minister best known for being the lead government negotiator in the Oka Crisis, born in Jelsi in 1933 and immigrated to Canada in 1937

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ Data from Istat
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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