Solofra


Solofra (Solofrano: Sulofra, IPA: [suˈloːfrə]) is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, in the Campania region of Southern Italy.

Solofra
Comune di Solofra
Interior of Collegiata
Coat of arms
Location of Solofra
Solofra
Location of Solofra in Italy
Solofra
Solofra (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°50′N 14°51′E
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
FrazioniSant'Agata Irpina, Sant'Andrea Apostolo
Government
  MayorMichele Vignola
Area
  Total21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation
384 m (1,260 ft)
Population
 (31 July 1015)[2]
  Total12,500
  Density600/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Solofrani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83029
Dialing code0825
Patron saintSt. Michael the Archangel
Saint day29 September
WebsiteOfficial website

Geography


The town is bordered by Aiello del Sabato, Calvanico (SA), Contrada, Montoro Superiore and Serino. Its frazioni are the villages of Sant'Agata Irpina and Sant'Andrea Apostolo.

Main sights


The Collegiata di San Michele Arcangelo was built in the 16th-17th centuries.,[3] and has rich interior decoration with canvases by the Guarino family, and an altarpiece of Giovanni Battista Lama.

Economy


Solofra is known as one of Italy's main centers for the tanning of leather.

References


  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. (in Italian) Source: Istat 2010
  3. Solofra Storica, history of Collegiata.