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San Mango sul Calore, Province of Avellino, Campania

Located in the Irpinia seismic district, in the valley of the Calore river, San Mango was severely damaged by the earthquake of 23 November 1980 which, in the municipal territory alone, caused 65 deaths, and hundreds of displaced.

Info

  • Altitude: 470 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 1100 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 83050
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0827
  • Demonym: sammanghesi
  • Patron Saint: St. Teodoro d'Amasia celebrated on 9 November
  • Frazioni & Localities: Carpignano, Cesine, Malvito, Poppano, Verzari.

History

The origins of San Mango sul Calore date back to the 11th century. The name derives from St. Mango since in the 11th century the settlement belonged to a monastery dedicated to this saint. Later on it was a fiefdom of the Filongieri family, then passed to Caracciolo in 1418 and later to the Mastrogiudice and D'Amore.

For its artistic and historical heritage, San Mango was one of the most beautiful medieval centers in Irpinia; unfortunately, it was razed to the ground by the 1980 earthquake, and today only the ruins of some houses remain on the site.

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