Campagna

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Campagna
Comune
Comune di Campagna
Campagna is located in Italy
Campagna
Location of Campagna in Italy
Coordinates: 40°40′N 15°06′E / 40.667°N 15.1°E / 40.667; 15.1Coordinates: 40°40′N 15°06′E / 40.667°N 15.1°E / 40.667; 15.1
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Area
 • Total 135.41 km2 (52.28 sq mi)
Elevation 270 m (890 ft)
Population (December 31, 2008)
 • Total 15,907
 • Density 117.473/km2 (304.253/sq mi)
Demonym campagnesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84020-84022
Dialing code 0828
Patron saint St. Antonino
Saint day February 14

Campagna is a small town in the region of Campania in Italy.

The town, located in a mountainous district, gradually lost importance in the 20th century. All its district offices have been moved to other cities since the 1930s, and the Diocese of Campagna merged with the Archdiocese of Salerno in 1973.

During World War II, Campagna was the site of an internment camp. The Bishop Giuseppe Maria Palatucci turned the camp into a shelter for Italian and foreign Jews, many of them sent there for protection by his nephew Giovanni Palatucci; Giovanni was later honored as a Righteous Among the Nations by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.

Panorama of Campagna