Comune di Chianche

Location of Chianche in Italy

Coordinates: 41°03′N 14°47′E / 41.050°N 14.783°E / 41.050; 14.783Coordinates: 41°03′N 14°47′E / 41.050°N 14.783°E / 41.050; 14.783
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Chianchetelle, San Pietro Irpino, Chianche scalo
  Mayor Angelo Stefano Di Giovanni
  Total 6.81 km2 (2.63 sq mi)
Elevation 356 m (1,168 ft)
Population (2005)
  Total 596
  Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Chianchesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83010
Dialing code 0825
Patron saint St. Felice of Nola
Saint day January 14
Website Official website

Chianche is a town and comune in Avellino Province, in the Campania region of Italy.

The town rises on the border between the Avellino and Benevento provinces, on top of a green hill. It is surrounded by chestnut-tree woods, while the fertile countryside produces very fine olive oil and the famous DOC wine "Greco di Tufo".

The town's history is trackable to c. 300, when it was named Planca. It was lorded by many different feudal families, among them the Caracciolo and Carafa.


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