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Province o Avellino

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Province o Avellino
Map heichlichtin the location o the province o Avellino in Italy
Map heichlichtin the location o the province o Avellino in Italy
Kintra Italy
 • PresesCosimo Sibilia
 • Total2792 km2 (1,078 sq mi)
 • Total429,073
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83010-83018, 83020-83032, 83034-83054, 83056-83059
Telephone prefix081, 082, 0824, 0825, 0827, 0835
Vehicle registrationAV

The Province o Avellino (Italian: Provincia di Avellino) is a province in the Campanie region o Italy. The aurie is teepifee'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 is Avellino.

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, tho 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), derivit frae the Oscan "hirpus", wouf, a ainimal that is still present in the territory tho 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. Archived frae the original on 11 November 2007. Retrieved 11 October 2012.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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