Cetara, Campania

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Cetara
Comune
Comune di Cetara
Panoramic view of Cetara
Panoramic view of Cetara
Coat of arms of Cetara
Coat of arms
Cetara is located in Italy
Cetara
Cetara
Location of Cetara in Italy
Coordinates: 40°39′N 14°42′E / 40.650°N 14.700°E / 40.650; 14.700Coordinates: 40°39′N 14°42′E / 40.650°N 14.700°E / 40.650; 14.700
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Fuenti
Government
 • Mayor Secondo Squizzato[1] (Centre-Left)
Area
 • Total 4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (1 April 2009[2])
 • Total 2,358
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym Cetaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84011
Dialing code 089
Patron saint Saint Peter
Saint day 29 June
Website Official website

Cetara is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It is located in the territory of the Amalfi Coast.

History[edit]

The village was originally a settlement for a group of armed Muslims in 880. Characterized to be a village of fishermen (especially of tuna), its name take origins probably from the Latin word Cetaria (in Greek Ketèia), meaning almadraba (in Italian tonnara); or cetari, meaning fishmongers of big fishes.

Geography[edit]

Cetara is located by the Tyrrhenian Sea, on the Amalfi Drive road between the "Marina" of Albori and Erchie, bordering with the municipalities of Vietri sul Mare and Maiori. Its municipalities is extended from the coast to the Mount Falerio and counts only one civil parish (frazione): the little village of Fuenti, situated on the hills close to the Amalfi Drive.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayor elected 30 May 2006
  2. ^ Source : Istat 2009

External links[edit]

Media related to Cetara at Wikimedia Commons