Capaccio

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Capaccio
Comune
Comune di Capaccio
The Sanctuary of St. Mary of Granato
The Sanctuary of St. Mary of Granato
Capaccio within the Province of Salerno
Capaccio within the Province of Salerno
Capaccio is located in Italy
Capaccio
Capaccio
Location of Capaccio in Italy
Coordinates: 40°25′N 15°5′E / 40.417°N 15.083°E / 40.417; 15.083Coordinates: 40°25′N 15°5′E / 40.417°N 15.083°E / 40.417; 15.083
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Borgo Nuovo, Cafasso, Capaccio Scalo, Chiorbo, Foce Sele, Gaiarda, Gromola, Laura, Licinella, Linora, Paestum, Ponte Barizzo, Rettifilo-Vannulo, Spinazzo, Santa Venere, Tempa di Lepre, Torre di Mare, Tempa San Paolo, Vuccolo Maiorano
Government
 • Mayor Italo Voza
Area
 • Total 112 km2 (43 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 22,016
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Demonym Capaccesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84047 (Capoluogo), 84040 (Capaccio Scalo), 84050 (Laura-Gromola), 84063 ( Paestum), 84060 (Ponte Barizzo)
Dialing code 0828
Patron saint San Vito
Saint day 15 June
Website Official website

Capaccio (officially also named Capaccio-Paestum) is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. The ruins of the ancient city of Paestum lie within borders of the comune.

History[edit]

See also: Paestum

Geography[edit]

Located in northern Cilento, near the mouth of Sele, Capaccio is a hill town surrounded by a plain in which resides almost all of the hamlets (frazioni) and the majority of the population, mostly concentrated at Capaccio Scalo, seat of the train station.

The municiaplity borders with Agropoli, Albanella, Cicerale, Eboli, Giungano, Roccadaspide and Trentinara. The hamlets are Borgo Nuovo, Capaccio Scalo, Cafasso, Chiorbo, Foce Sele, Gaiarda, Gromola, Laura, Licinella, Linora, Paestum, Ponte Barizzo, Rettifilo-Vannulo, Spinazzo, Santa Venere, Tempa di Lepre, Torre di Mare, Tempa San Paolo, and Vuccolo Maiorano.[2]

Transport[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ 40478 (x a j h) Capaccio on OpenStreetMap

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Capaccio at Wikimedia Commons