from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
coat of arms
Bojano (Italy)
Country Italy
region Molise
province Campobasso  (CB)
Coordinates 41 ° 29 ′  N , 14 ° 28 ′  E Coordinates: 41 ° 29 ′ 0 ″  N , 14 ° 28 ′ 0 ″  E
height 480  m slm
surface 49 km²
Residents 7,829 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 160 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 86021
prefix 0874
ISTAT number 070003
Popular name Bojanesi
Website Bojano
Bojano as seen from Civita Superiore

Bojano or Boiano is a town with 7829 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the Italian region of Molise and the province of Campobasso . The city is located in the Apennines 480 meters above sea level.


The city was founded in the 7th century BC under the name Bovianum . As the capital of the Samnites they played a role in the Samnite wars and in the Social War , until of Sulla was conquered.

In the time of the Triumvirates and under Vespasian colonists were settled in it under the new name Bovianum Undecumanorum .

The city has been destroyed by earthquakes several times in its history . The last one took place in 1913.

After Italy entered the war in June 1940, the fascist regime established a concentration camp (campo di concentramento) in Bojano , which was located in a former tobacco factory. The building was not suitable for internees. The roof was leaking, the food inadequate and the hygienic conditions poor. Therefore the camp was closed in August 1941 and the interned travelers (zingari) were transferred to Agnone .

Mostly Chinese and Travelers, and a few foreign Jews, were interned in Bojano .

sons and daughters of the town

People who worked here

  • Angelo Spina (* 1954), Archbishop of Ancona-Osimo, was pastor of the old Cathedral of Bojano

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. Carlo Spartaco Capogreco, I Campi del duce. L'internamento civile nell'Italia fascista (1940-1943) , Torino 2004 (Einaudi), p. 206; Klaus Voigt, Refuge on Revocation. Exile in Italy 1933-1945 (Volume 2), Stuttgart 1993 (Klett-Cotta), pp. 69-71