Atripalda


Atripalda is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, southern Italy.

Atripalda
Comune di Atripalda
The central "Piazza Umberto I"
Location of Atripalda
Atripalda
Location of Atripalda in Italy
Atripalda
Atripalda (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°55′0″N 14°49′32″E
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
Government
  MayorGiuseppe Spagnuolo
Area
  Total8.59 km2 (3.32 sq mi)
Elevation
294 m (965 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[2]
  Total10,968
  Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Atripaldesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83042
Dialing code0825
Patron saintSt. Sabino of Avellino
Saint dayFebruary 9
WebsiteOfficial website

History


The town is the home of the ruins of Abellinum, the Ancient Roman Avellino.[3] A large than life-size Roman marble statue of a veiled priestess from Atripalda can be found in the British Museum's collection.[4]

Geography


Part of the urban area of Avellino, Atripalda is bordered by the municipalities of Aiello del Sabato, Avellino, Cesinali, Manocalzati, San Potito Ultra, Santo Stefano del Sole and Sorbo Serpico.

Transport


The final exit "Avellino" of the RA02 motorway from Salerno is located in west of Atripalda, and the A16 exit "Avellino Est", near its eastern suburb. A dual carriageway from Mercogliano and Avellino links both the motorways and crosses Atripalda. The town is also crossed by the state highway SS7 Via Appia.

As for rail transport, Atripalda's southern suburb is widely crossed by the Avellino-Lioni-Rocchetta line without a station. This is mainly because Avellino railway station is situated close to its municipal borders.

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