|Comune di Carinola|
Location of Carinola in Italy
|Coordinates: 41°11′N 13°59′E / 41.183°N 13.983°ECoordinates: 41°11′N 13°59′E / 41.183°N 13.983°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Province of Caserta (CE)|
|Frazioni||San Ruosi, Ventaroli, San Donato, Casale di Carinola, Nocelleto, S. Croce, Croce di Casale, Casanova|
|• Total||63.7 km2 (24.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||71 m (233 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Carinola is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Naples and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Caserta. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 8,164 and an area of 63.7 square kilometres (24.6 sq mi).
The municipality of Carinola contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) San Ruosi, Ventaroli, San Donato, Casale di Carinola, Nocelleto, S. Croce, Croce di Casale, and Casanova.
Carinola was a residential diocese that originated in a bishopric of Forum Claudii, two of whose bishops are known by name: Gaudentius, who took part in a 5th-century council in Rome called by Pope Felix III, and Colonius, who was at two Roman synods convoked by Pope Symmachus in 499 and 500. The church of Santa Maria in Foro Claudio, commonly called the Episcopio,in the frazione of Ventaroli, remained the cathedral of the diocese even after the bishops took up residence in Carinola in 1087 or 1100. The territory of the diocese was joined to that of Sessa Aurunca in 1818. No longer a residential bishopric, Carinola is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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