Montoro, Campania


Montoro (Neapolitan: Muntuorë; Montorese: Montorë) is an Italian comune (municipality) of the province of Avellino, Campania. The municipal seat is in the town of Piano.

Montoro
Comune di Montoro
Aerial view of Sant'Eustachio and San Pietro
Montoro within the Province of Avellino
Location of Montoro
Montoro
Location of Montoro in Italy
Montoro
Montoro (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°49′18.1″N 14°45′35.9″E
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
FrazioniAterrana, Banzano, Borgo, Caliano, Chiusa, Figlioli, Misciano, Piano (municipal seat), Piazza di Pandola, Preturo, San Bartolomeo, San Felice, San Pietro, Sant'Eustachio, Torchiati
Government
  MayorMario Bianchino
Area
  Total40.14 km2 (15.50 sq mi)
Elevation
190 m (620 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[1]
  Total19,776
  Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montoresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83025
Dialing code0825
Patron saintSt. Nicholas of Tolentino
Saint day10 September
WebsiteOfficial website

History


Following a referendum, the municipality was officially created on 3 December 2013, after the merging of Montoro Inferiore and Montoro Superiore.[2] In 2015, it gains the town status thanks to a presidential decree signed by Sergio Mattarella.[3]

Geography


The municipality is located in the southwestern area of its province, at the borders with the Province of Salerno. It borders with the municipalities of Bracigliano, Calvanico, Contrada, Fisciano, Forino, Mercato San Severino and Solofra.[4]

Transport


The municipality is served by 3 railway stations on the Benevento-Avellino-Salerno line: Montoro-Forino (located in Piano), Borgo, and Montoro Superiore (located between Torchiati and Banzano).

It counts two exits on the RA2 motorway Salerno-Avellino: "Montoro Sud", formerly named "Montoro Inferiore", is located near Piazza di Pandola. "Montoro Nord", formerly "Montoro Superiore", is located near Torchiati.

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