Casaletto Spartano

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Casaletto Spartano
Comune
Comune di Casaletto Spartano
Casaletto Spartano.jpg
Casaletto Spartano within the Province of Salerno
Casaletto Spartano within the Province of Salerno
Casaletto Spartano is located in Italy
Casaletto Spartano
Casaletto Spartano
Location of Casaletto Spartano in Italy
Coordinates: 40°9′1.48″N 15°37′8.15″E / 40.1504111°N 15.6189306°E / 40.1504111; 15.6189306Coordinates: 40°9′1.48″N 15°37′8.15″E / 40.1504111°N 15.6189306°E / 40.1504111; 15.6189306
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Battaglia
Area
 • Total 70 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation 540 m (1,770 ft)
Population (31-12-2011)[1]
 • Total 1,463
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Demonym Casalettani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84030
Dialing code 0973
Patron saint St. Nicholas of Bari
Saint day 13 May, 15 August, 8 September
Website Official website

Casaletto Spartano is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. As of 2011 its population was of 1,463.[1]

History[edit]

The town has medieval origins and originated around the settlement of Spartoso, from which it derives the toponym, changed in Spartano, that literally means "Spartan".[2]

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

Located in southern Cilento, between the Cilentan Coast and the Vallo di Diano, Casaletto Spartano is a hilltown located in the middle of a large forest area part of Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park. Nearest settlements are Battaglia and Tortorella.

The municipal territory borders with Basilicata region and with the municipalities of Casalbuono, Caselle in Pittari, Lagonegro (PZ), Morigerati, Rivello (PZ), Sanza, Torraca, Tortorella and Vibonati.

Frazioni and localities[edit]

The only hamlet (frazione) is the nearby village of Battaglia (40°8′49.81″N 15°37′28.2″E / 40.1471694°N 15.624500°E / 40.1471694; 15.624500), meaning "Battle" and originally named Bactalearum. It is located just below the hill of Casaletto and its population was of 119.[3]

Other minor localities, at almost composed by few scattered farmhouses, are Affonnatora, Barbieri, Capello, Caravo, Castagna Grossa, Cerreta, Chiapponi, Conca, Fortino, Gioncoli, Marano, Mariolomeo, Melette, Monte Grosso, Pantanelle, Pie' dei Balzi, Serra dell'Edera, Sisamo, Valle Frassino, Vallennora, Vallonsecco and Varco delle Chiappe.

Demographics[edit]

Main sights[edit]

Most of the sights of Casaletto are represented by the natural environment of its territory. Some examples are the caves of Mariolomeo and Vottarino,[4] its nature trails,[5] the Capello Waterfall and others.

Transport[edit]

The municipality is crossed by the provincial road SP 16, linking Caselle in Pittari with Sapri, and by the SP 349, departing from Battaglia and arriving at Fortino, at the borders of Lagonegro municipality. In Fortino is also located "Casaletto Spartano-Battaglia" station, part of the closed Sicignano–Lagonegro railway.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ (Italian) History of Casaletto Spartano (municipal website)
  3. ^ (Italian) Battaglia on italia.indettaglio.it
  4. ^ (Italian) The caves of Casaletto Spartano (municipal website)
  5. ^ (Italian) The natural trials of Casaletto Spartano (municipal website)

External links[edit]

Media related to Casaletto Spartano at Wikimedia Commons