Campagna

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Campagna
General view of the town
General view of the town
Campagna within the Province of Salerno
Campagna within the Province of Salerno
Location of Campagna
Campagna is located in Italy
Campagna
Campagna
Location of Campagna in Italy
Campagna is located in Campania
Campagna
Campagna
Campagna (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°40′N 15°6′E / 40.667°N 15.100°E / 40.667; 15.100
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniCamaldoli, Galdo, Mattinelle, Puglietta, Quadrivio, Romandola-Madonna del Ponte, Santa Maria La Nova, Serradarce.
Government
 • MayorBiagio Luongo
Area
 • Total136.31 km2 (52.63 sq mi)
Elevation
270 m (890 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total17,169
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Campagnesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84022
Dialing code0828
Patron saintAntoninus of Sorrento
Saint day14 February

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

References[change | change source]

  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.