Province of Benevento, Region Campania, Italy
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.
The "Comuni" of the Province of Benevento
Area: 2,071 km² -- Population: about 300,000 inhabitants in 2007 -- Car Plate: BN -- Communes: 78 communes -- Official website: http://www.provincia.avellino.it/ -- According to an administrative reform from 1 Jan 2014, the Province is scheduled for fusion with the Province of Avellino.
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.
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