San Biase

San Biase is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Campobasso in the Italian region Molise, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Campobasso.

San Biase
Comune di San Biase
Location of San Biase
San Biase is located in Italy
San Biase
San Biase
Location of San Biase in Italy
San Biase is located in Molise
San Biase
San Biase
San Biase (Molise)
Coordinates: 41°42′55″N 14°35′30″E / 41.71528°N 14.59167°E / 41.71528; 14.59167Coordinates: 41°42′55″N 14°35′30″E / 41.71528°N 14.59167°E / 41.71528; 14.59167
CountryItaly
RegionMolise
ProvinceCampobasso (CB)
Government
 • MayorIsabella Di Florio
Area
 • Total11.5 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Elevation
820 m (2,690 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[3]
 • Total173
 • Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sanbiasesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
86020
Dialing code0874
Patron saintSt. Blaise
Saint day3 January
WebsiteOfficial website

San Biase borders the municipalities Salcito, Sant'Angelo Limosano, and Trivento.

Traditions

The principal traditions are the San Biagio feast (3 February) with the playing of the Morra and the distribution of bread to all the Inhabitants, the Santa Pia feast on 14 August, the Ferragosto festivity on 15 August and the Sagra delle Sagne alla Z'Flmen on 16 August. Formerly the four quarters (Rioni) challenged themselves in the "Palio dei Rioni" and "Palio degli Asini" (donkey race around the football pitch) games, but they are currently not organized because of economic problems.

San Biase had a strong negative migration from 1950s to 1970s/1980s and now there are very few young people in the village, but the families of the people who migrated return to the village in Summer, especially in August.

See alsoEdit

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.