|Comune di Aquilonia|
Archaeological park of Aquicarbo
Aquilonia within the Province of Avellino
Location of Aquilonia in Italy
|Coordinates: 40°59′16″N 15°28′31″E / 40.98778°N 15.47528°ECoordinates: 40°59′16″N 15°28′31″E / 40.98778°N 15.47528°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Avellino (AV)|
|• Mayor||Giancarlo De Vito|
|• Total||55 km2 (21 sq mi)|
|Elevation||750 m (2,460 ft)|
|• Density||33/km2 (85/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Vitus|
|Saint day||June 15|
Aquilonia is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, part of the Campania region of southern Italy. It is situated in mountainous terrain in the eastern part of the province, at an elevation of 750 metres (2,460 ft). As of 2011, it had a population of 1,815.
The Lombards called the town Carbonara or Carunar, supposedly because a major local occupation was charcoal making. In 1861, after the unification of Italy, the town was renamed Aquilonia based on a 16th-century assumption that this was the site of the Battle of Aquilonia between the Rome and the Samnites.
On 23 July 1930 a major earthquake destroyed the town, and it was rebuilt at a higher location nearby.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Aquilonia is twinned with:
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