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Gricignano di Aversa, Province of Caserta, Campania

Gricignano occupies a large area of the Agro Aversano, up to the banks of the Clanio river, which separates Gricignano from Marcianise. Thanks to the natural fertility of the land, a mild climate and an abundance of water the area has favored human settlements dating back to the age of bronze. Currently in its territory there is the US Navy Support Site, a residential citadel are housed. The remarkable demographic growth of the last decades is also a consequence of the rise of many small business for example in the shoe sector.

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  • Altitude: 28 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 12700 inhabitants in 2023
  • Zip/postal code: 81030
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 081
  • Patron Saint: Sant'Andrea Apostolo celebrated on 30 November
  • Demonym: gricignanesi

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Demographics - Number of Inhabitants in Census Years

1861: 1172
1871: 1236
1881: 1378
1901: 1773
1911: 2005
1921: 2110
1931: 2442
1936: 2539
1951: 3253
1961: 3859
1971: 4763
1981: 6144
1991: 8056
2001: 8903
2011: 10559
2021: 12628

History

The name derives from the Roman senator Lucius Julius Graecinus Agricola, father of the much better known Gnaeus Julius Agricola, who lived in the times of Tiberius, and was at first Villae Greicinianum and later Casalis de Graecignani, mentioned already before the year 1000. During the early Middle Ages it belonged to the Lombard principality of Capua and in the Norman era it became a fiefdom of the Scaglione family; it later became part of the possessions of the Carafa family, who held it until the 15th century, and of the Agricola family until the second half of the 17th century, when it was included in the royal property.
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