Montoro, Campania

Montoro (Neapolitan: Muntuorë; Montorese: Montorë) is an Italian comune (municipality) of the province of Avellino, Campania. The municipal seat is in the town of Piano.

Montoro
Comune di Montoro
Aerial view of Sant'Eustachio and San Pietro
Aerial view of Sant'Eustachio and San Pietro
Montoro within the Province of Avellino
Montoro within the Province of Avellino
Location of Montoro
Montoro is located in Italy
Montoro
Montoro
Location of Montoro in Italy
Montoro is located in Campania
Montoro
Montoro
Montoro (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°49′18.1″N 14°45′35.9″E / 40.821694°N 14.759972°E / 40.821694; 14.759972Coordinates: 40°49′18.1″N 14°45′35.9″E / 40.821694°N 14.759972°E / 40.821694; 14.759972
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
FrazioniAterrana, Banzano, Borgo, Caliano, Chiusa, Figlioli, Misciano, Piano (municipal seat), Piazza di Pandola, Preturo, San Bartolomeo, San Felice, San Pietro, Sant'Eustachio, Torchiati
Government
 • MayorMario Bianchino
Area
 • Total40.14 km2 (15.50 sq mi)
Elevation
190 m (620 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[2]
 • Total19,776
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montoresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83025
Dialing code0825
Patron saintSt. Nicholas of Tolentino
Saint day10 September
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Following a referendum, the municipality was officially created on 3 December 2013, after the merging of Montoro Inferiore and Montoro Superiore.[3] In 2015, it gains the town status thanks to a presidential decree signed by Sergio Mattarella.[4]

GeographyEdit

The municipality is located in the southwestern area of its province, at the borders with the Province of Salerno. It borders with the municipalities of Bracigliano, Calvanico, Contrada, Fisciano, Forino, Mercato San Severino and Solofra.[5]

TransportEdit

The municipality is served by 3 railway stations on the Benevento-Avellino-Salerno line: Montoro-Forino (located in Piano), Borgo, and Montoro Superiore (located between Torchiati and Banzano).

It counts two exits on the RA2 motorway Salerno-Avellino: "Montoro Sud", formerly named "Montoro Inferiore", is located near Piazza di Pandola. "Montoro Nord", formerly "Montoro Superiore", is located near Torchiati.

PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2015
  3. ^ (in Italian) Italian Regional Law no. 16, 11 November 2013
  4. ^ (in Italian) Montoro became a town, the sign of Mattarella
  5. ^ 40789 (x a j h) Montoro on OpenStreetMap

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