Limosano is a comune (municipality) and Latin titular see in the Province of Campobasso in the southern Italian region Molise, located about 14 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Campobasso.

Limosano
Comune di Limosano
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Location of Limosano
Limosano is located in Italy
Limosano
Limosano
Location of Limosano in Italy
Limosano is located in Molise
Limosano
Limosano
Limosano (Molise)
Coordinates: 41°41′N 14°37′E / 41.683°N 14.617°E / 41.683; 14.617Coordinates: 41°41′N 14°37′E / 41.683°N 14.617°E / 41.683; 14.617
CountryItaly
RegionMolise
ProvinceCampobasso (CB)
Government
 • MayorAngela Amoroso
Area
 • Total28.27 km2 (10.92 sq mi)
Elevation
687 m (2,254 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[2]
 • Total744
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Limosanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
86022
Dialing code0874
WebsiteOfficial website

Limosano borders the following municipalities: Castropignano, Fossalto, Lucito, Montagano, Petrella Tifernina, Ripalimosani, Sant'Angelo Limosano. The village is a medieval town located on a tuff hill.

HistoryEdit

The town originated in the early Middle Ages around a Lombard castle.

From the mid-19th century through to the mid-20th century thousands emigrated from Limosano to Canada and the United States. A large proportion of the descendants of Limosano, once counting some 3,000 inhabitants, now live in Toronto and the St. Catharines Niagara region of Ontario, Canada.

Titular seeEdit

Limosano was established as a titular see of the Catholic Church on 5 February 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 03.05.2020" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 3 May 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.