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Province of Benevento, Campania

Province of Benevento
The Province of Benevento is an inner province of Campania, bordering the regions of Molise and Puglia, with a mountainous, rugged territory, average height 900 m a.s.l., with a number of large river basins, as the Valle del Calore, once occupied by a vast lake, the Fortore and the Volturno. According to an administrative reform, from 1 Jan 2014 the Province is scheduled for fusion with the Province of Avellino.

Provinces of Campania

Info

  • Area: 2,071 km²
  • Population: about 300,000 inhabitants in 2007
  • Car Plate: BN
  • Communes: 78 communes.

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History

In the 5th the century BC the area, called Samnium because it was inhabited until then by Samnite peoples, was included in Magna Graecia.

Seminomadic people, the Samnites had techniques of combat more similar to those of guerrillas than regular armies and held at bay the Romans until 290 B.C. But the Samnites were always proud of their own roots, and, as Cicero remarked, they never wanted to speak Latin.

The Comuni in the Province

Airola | Amorosi | Apice | Apollosa | Arpaia | Arpaise | Baselice | Benevento | Bonea | Bucciano | Buonalbergo | Calvi | Campolattaro | Campoli del Monte Taburno | Casalduni | Castelfranco in Miscano | Castelpagano | Castelpoto | Castelvenere | Castelvetere in Val Fortore | Cautano | Ceppaloni | Cerreto Sannita | Circello | Colle Sannita | Cusano Mutri | Dugenta | Durazzano | Faicchio | Foglianise | Foiano di Val Fortore | Forchia | Fragneto L'Abate | Fragneto Monforte | Frasso Telesino | Ginestra degli Schiavoni | Guardia Sanframondi | Limatola | Melizzano | Moiano | Molinara | Montefalcone di Val Fortore | Montesarchio | Morcone | Paduli | Pago Veiano | Pannarano | Paolisi | Paupisi | Pesco Sannita | Pietraroja | Pietrelcina | Ponte | Pontelandolfo | Puglianello | Reino | San Bartolomeo in Galdo | San Giorgio del Sannio | San Giorgio La Molara | San Leucio del Sannio | San Lorenzello | San Lorenzo Maggiore | San Lupo | San Marco dei Cavoti | San Martino Sannita | San Nazzaro | San Nicola Manfredi | San Salvatore Telesino | Santa Croce del Sannio | Sant'Agata de Goti | Sant'Angelo a Cupolo | Sant'Arcangelo Trimonte | Sassinoro | Solopaca | Telese Terme | Tocco Caudio | Torrecuso | Vitulano.