Province o Avelino

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Province o Avellino
Province
Map heichlichtin the location o the province o Avellino in Italy
Kintra  Italy
Region Campanie
Caipital(s) Avellino
Comuni 119
Government
 • Preses Cosimo Sibilia
Area
 • Total 2,792 km2 (1,078 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 429,073
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83010-83018, 83020-83032, 83034-83054, 83056-83059
Telephone prefix 081, 082, 0824, 0825, 0827, 0835
Vehicle registration AV
ISTAT 064

The Province o Avellino (Italian: Provincia di Avellino) is a province in the Campanie region o Italy. The aurie is typifee'd bi mony sma touns an veelages scattered athor the province; in fact anerlie twa touns hae a population ower 20,000; its caipital ceety Avellino an Ariano Irpino.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

It haes an aurie o 2,792 km², an a total population o 429,178 (2001). Thare are 119 comuni (singluar: comune) in the province,[1] see Comuni o the Province o Avellino.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the auncient Kinrick o Naples the province roughly correspondit tae the Principato Ultra, though some places wur includit in Capitanata or Principato Citra. It is an inner province, unconnectit tae the sea. The auncient name o the aurie wis "Hirpinia" (modren Italian: Irpinia), derived from the Oscan "hirpus", wouf, an animal that is still present in the territory though in greatly reducit numbers. The province haes great environmental interest includin the Regional Pairks Monti Picentini an Partenio, thegither wi twa WWF sites, Valle della Caccia in Senerchia and the area around the Ofanto dam in Conza della Campania.

Avellino wis kent for its ryal guards durin the medieval an Roman times.

Gastronomy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Typical products are hazelnuts (ane third o the whole Italian production), the chestnut o Montella, the renowned wines Aglianico, Taurasi, Greco an Fiano, cherries, cheeses (as the caciocavallo o Montella), the black truffle o Bagnoli Irpino.

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main tourist destinations are the Sanctuaries o Montevergine (ower 300,000 visitors per year) an o San Gerardo a Maiella, the ski resort o Laceno, the aircheological auries o Avella an Aeclanum, the Lancellotti castle in Lauro, the medieval toun o Gesualdo, the Roman ruins o Abellinum an the early Christian Basilica in Prata.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Avellino Stats". UpiNet.it. 20 November 2007. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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