San Giuliano di Puglia

Province of Campobasso, Molise, Italy

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San Giuliano di Puglia
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1 057

About San Giuliano di Puglia

San Giuliano di Puglia is a small town and comune in the province of Campobasso, in the Molise region of Italy.

Although now part of Molise, its name still recalls its previous administrative and cultural association with the Puglia region (Puglia).

It is primarily an agricultural center.

2002 earthquake

On October 31, 2002, the city was severely damaged by an earthquake.

The event caused the collapse of the local school, in which 26 of the 51 pupils lost their lives, together with one of their teachers.

None of the 9 boys of the 4th class (born in 1996) survived.

The earthquake was the first seismic event on this site and the city was not included in any seismic map for preventive protection purposes.

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