Mondragone


Mondragone (Campanian: Mundraón) is a comune or municipality in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region of Campania. It is located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Naples and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Caserta.

Mondragone
Città di Mondragone
Coat of arms
Location of Mondragone
Mondragone
Location of Mondragone in Italy
Mondragone
Mondragone (Campania)
Coordinates: 41°6′N 13°53′E
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceCaserta (CE)
FrazioniLevagnole, Pescopagano
Government
  MayorVirgilio Pacifico
Area
  Total55.72 km2 (21.51 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (31 March 2017)[2]
  Total28,683
  Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Mondragonesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
81034
Dialing code0823
Patron saintMadonna Incaldana
Saint dayFirst Tuesday after Easter Monday
WebsiteOfficial website

History


In the Middle Ages, it was occupied by the Normans who built (or re-built) a castle.

Main sights


  • Ruins of Sinuessa Cellole & Sessa Aurunca
  • Torre del Paladino, a 1st-century BC mausoleum
  • Rocca or castle, built between the 8th and the 9th centuries. It was later modified by the Aragonese
  • Monastery of Sant'Anna al Monte
  • Sanctuary of the Belvedere (c. 13th century)

References


  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.