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

Sepino
Comune di Sepino
Sepino rooftops.jpg
Coat of arms of Sepino
Coat of arms
Location of Sepino
Sepino is located in Italy
Sepino
Sepino
Location of Sepino in Italy
Sepino is located in Molise
Sepino
Sepino
Sepino (Molise)
Coordinates: 41°24′N 14°37′E / 41.400°N 14.617°E / 41.400; 14.617
CountryItaly
RegionMolise
ProvinceCampobasso (CB)
Government
 • MayorPaolo Pasquale D'Anello
Area
 • Total61.37 km2 (23.70 sq mi)
Elevation
698 m (2,290 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017[2])[3]
 • Total1,915
 • Density31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sepinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
86017
Dialing code0874
WebsiteOfficial website
A sidestreet in Sepino.

The archaeological site of Saepinum is located nearby. Sepino borders the following municipalities: Cercemaggiore, Cercepiccola, Guardiaregia, Morcone, Pietraroja, San Giuliano del Sannio, Sassinoro.

In the early 7th century AD, what are today the communes of Sepino, Isernia and Bojano were the places where Grimoald I of Benevento settled a group of Bulgars, seeking refuge from the Avars; the Bulgars were for many generations a distinctive part of the population, until finally assimilated in their Italian environment (see Bulgarians in Italy, Old Great Bulgaria#Bulgars in Southern Italy).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.