|Comune di Buccino|
Buccino within the Province of Salerno
|Frazioni||Buccino Scalo, Pianelle, San Giovanni, Teglia, Temponi, Tufariello|
|• Total||65.48 km2 (25.28 sq mi)|
|Elevation||663 m (2,175 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2004)|
|• Density||85/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Santa Maria Immacolata|
|Saint day||Prima domenica di Luglio|
The municipaliy borders with Auletta, Colliano, Palomonte, Romagnano al Monte, Salvitelle, San Gregorio Magno and Sicignano degli Alburni. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Buccino Scalo, Pianelle, San Giovanni, Teglia, Temponi and Tufariello.
In Roman times, the town was known as Volcei. It was the chief town of the independent tribe of the Volceiani, Vulcientes or Volcentani, whose territory was bounded north by that of the Hirpini, west and south by Lucania and east by the territory of Venusia. Some pre-Roman ruins still exist (Not. Scay., 1884, 115). It became a municipium, and in 323 BCE had an extensive territory attached to it, including the town of Numistro, the large Cyclopean walls of which may still be seen, 35 km below Muro Lucano.
Below the town is a well-preserved Roman bridge over the Tanagro river.
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