|Comune di Montoro|
Aerial view of Sant'Eustachio and San Pietro
Montoro within the Province of Avellino
Location of Montoro in Italy
|Coordinates: 40°49′18.1″N 14°45′35.9″E / 40.821694°N 14.759972°ECoordinates: 40°49′18.1″N 14°45′35.9″E / 40.821694°N 14.759972°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Avellino (AV)|
|Frazioni||Aterrana, Banzano, Borgo, Caliano, Chiusa, Figlioli, Misciano, Piano (municipal seat), Piazza di Pandola, Preturo, San Bartolomeo, San Felice, San Pietro, Sant'Eustachio, Torchiati|
|• Mayor||Mario Bianchino (civic list)|
|• Total||40.15 km2 (15.50 sq mi)|
|Elevation||190 m (620 ft)|
|• Density||490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Nicholas of Tolentino|
|Saint day||10 September|
Following a referendum, the municipality was officially created on 3 december 2013, after the merging of Montoro Inferiore and Montoro Superiore. In 2015, it gains the town status thanks to a presidential decree signed by Sergio Mattarella.
The municipality is located in the southwestern area of its province, at the borders with the Province of Salerno. It borders with the municipalities of Bracigliano (SA), Calvanico (SA), Contrada, Fisciano (SA), Forino, Mercato San Severino (SA) and Solofra.
It is composed by 15 hamlets (frazioni):
- From Montoro Inferiore: Borgo, Figlioli, Misciano, Piano (municipal seat, sometimes named Montoro), Piazza di Pandola, Preturo, San Bartolomeo and San Felice.
- From Montoro Superiore: Aterrana, Banzano, Caliano, Chiusa, San Pietro, Sant'Eustachio and Torchiati (former municipal seat).
The municipality is served by 3 railway stations on the Benevento-Avellino-Salerno line: Montoro-Forino (located in Piano), Borgo, and Montoro Superiore (located between Torchiati and Banzano).
It counts two exits on the RA02 motorway Salerno-Avellino: "Montoro Sud", formerly named "Montoro Inferiore", is located near Piazza di Pandola. "Montoro Nord", formerly "Montoro Superiore", is located near Torchiati.
- Agostino Cardamone (b. 1965), boxer
- Giuseppe De Falco (1908-1955), politician
- Lionello De Felice (1916-1989), film director
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Montoro.|
- (Italian) Montoro official website
- (Italian) Montoro on comuni-italiani.it
- (Italian) Montoro on tuttaitalia.it