Balvano

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Balvano
Comune
Comune di Balvano
Coat of arms of Balvano
Coat of arms
Balvano is located in Italy
Balvano
Balvano
Location of Balvano in Italy
Coordinates: 40°39′N 15°31′E / 40.650°N 15.517°E / 40.650; 15.517Coordinates: 40°39′N 15°31′E / 40.650°N 15.517°E / 40.650; 15.517
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Potenza (PZ)
Government
 • Mayor Costantino Di Carlo
Area
 • Total 41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Elevation 425 m (1,394 ft)
Population (31 December 2006)
 • Total 1,938
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym Balvanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85050
Dialing code 0971
Patron saint St. Anthony
Saint day 13 June
Website Official website

Balvano is a small city and a commune in the province of Potenza (Basilicata, southern Italy).

The recent history of Balvano is connected to several catastrophes. In 1944, a steam train stalled in a nearby railway tunnel, suffocating 426 passengers. It was also one of the towns nearly destroyed by the 1980 Irpinia earthquake.

Balvano Castle