Campobasso

Campobasso (UK: /ˌkæmpˈbæs/,[3] Italian: [ˌkampoˈbasso] (listen); Campobassan: Cambuàsce [ˌkambuˈwaʃʃə]) is a city and comune in southern Italy, the capital of the region of Molise and of the province of Campobasso. It is located in the high basin of the Biferno river, surrounded by Sannio and Matese mountains.

Campobasso
Comune di Campobasso
Location of Campobasso
Campobasso
Location of Campobasso in Molise
Campobasso
Campobasso (Molise)
Coordinates: 41°34′N 14°40′E
CountryItaly
RegionMolise
ProvinceCampobasso (CB)
FrazioniSanto Stefano
Government
  MayorRoberto Gravina (M5S)
Area
  Total55 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation
701 m (2,300 ft)
Population
 (31 July 2017)[2]
  Total49,230
  Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Campobassani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
86100
Dialing code0874
Patron saintSt. George
Saint day23 April
WebsiteOfficial website
Castello Monforte.
Church of San Bartolomeo.

Campobasso is renowned for the craftsmanship of blades (including scissors and knives), a fact well documented since the 14th century. It is also famous for the production of pears and scamorza (cheese). The city is the home of the University of Molise and of the Archdiocese of Campobasso-Boiano.


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