Accadia (FG) (med. Eca):A commune (area: 30.47 km². alt. 650 m) of Puglia, in the province of Foggia. Located 51 km SW of Foggia, it is situated on a hill at the extreme end of the Subappennino Mountains, to the left of the torrent Frugna, near the border with Campania (province of Avellino). Population: 2,605 (2006e). Much of the communal territory is given over to fertile pastures. The economy of the commune is principally agricultural and pastoral.Part of the Comunità Montana Monti Dauni Meridionali.
Frazioni & Localities: Agata delle Noci.
Tel. Prefix: 0881
Name of Inhabitants: Accadiesi.
Patron Saint(s): San Sebastiano (Feast Day: Jan. 20).
History: The earliest roots of the center date back around the year AD 1000. By 1124, the center (then known as Eca) was a typical medieval settlement. It was virtually destroyed by an earthquake in 1456 and almost completely rebuilt. In 1640, the town became a fief of the powerful Caracciolo family of Balzo. Later in its history it passed to the Recco and Dentice families. In 1930, following another earthquake, the town was so damaged that most of the population chose to immigrate to new homes.
Major earthquakes occurred in 1456, 1459, 1694, 1732, 1851, 1893, 1910, 1930, 1948, 1962, 1980, and 1984.