Morcone


Morcone
Morcone
—  Comune  —
Comune di Morcone
An aerial view of the town of Morcone in the Matese Mountains

Coat of arms
Morcone is located in Italy
Morcone
Location of Morcone in Italy
Coordinates: 41°20′N 14°40′E / 41.333°N 14.667°E / 41.333; 14.667
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Benevento (BN)
Frazioni Bocchicci, Canepino Piscone, Colle Alto, Colle di Serra, Colonia Casetta, Coste, Cuffiano, Fiorenza, Fontana Vetica, Fosana, Galli, Giambellardini, Laici, Macchia, Montagna, Monti, Morcone Scalo, Piana, Piano Viola, Pontepescosardo, Ponte Stretto, Sassinora, Selvapiana, Solla, Stautieri, Torre, Zeoli
Government
 - Mayor Costantino Fortunato
Area
 - Total 100.40 km2 (38.8 sq mi)
Elevation 680 m (2,231 ft)
Population (1 May 2009)[1]
 - Total 5,188
 - Density 51.7/km2 (133.8/sq mi)
Demonym Morconesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 82026
Dialing code 0824
Patron saint St. Bernardino of Siena
Saint day May 20
Website Official website

Morcone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 70 km northeast of Naples and about 25 km northwest of Benevento. The villages (Contrade) of Morcone include: Canepino, Cuffiano, Coste, Torre, Fuschi, Piana.

Morcone borders the following municipalities: Campolattaro, Cercemaggiore, Cerreto Sannita, Circello, Pietraroja, Pontelandolfo, Santa Croce del Sannio, Sassinoro, Sepino.

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Geography

Morcone is reachable by train from Benevento or Campobasso. By car, it is reachable from the SS 87 state road (Sannitica) that connects Naples in Campobasso. The nearest airport is Naples. The town is perched in the Matese mountains, on the steep slopes of Mount Mucre, overlooking the valley of the Tammaro River. The etymology of the name comes from Mount Mucre, which has evolved and later becoming Mucrone and then Morcone.

The remains of the castle

Main sights

Casa Sannia, Morcone's library & museum
  • Walls of the Samnite era (4th century BC)
  • Ruins of the medieval castle.

Twin towns

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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