Giffoni Sei Casali

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Giffoni Sei Casali
Comune
Comune di Giffoni Sei Casali
Coat of arms of Giffoni Sei Casali
Coat of arms
Giffoni Sei Casali within the  Province of Salerno and Campania
Giffoni Sei Casali within the
Province of Salerno and Campania
Giffoni Sei Casali is located in Italy
Giffoni Sei Casali
Giffoni Sei Casali
Location of Giffoni Sei Casali in Italy
Coordinates: 40°43′N 14°54′E / 40.717°N 14.900°E / 40.717; 14.900
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Capitignano,[1] Malche, Prepezzano, Sieti
Government
 • Mayor Gerardo Marotta
Area
 • Total 34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[2]
 • Total 5,322
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Demonym Giffonesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84090
Dialing code 089
Website Official website

Giffoni Sei Casali is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. .

History[edit]

The communal seat, Capitignano, appeared when the Romans destroyed Picentia, whose inhabitants took refuge on the mountains nearby. The modern name, according to tradition, would derive from Caput Jani ("Janus' head"), referring to the head of statue of the god which they brought to the new site.

Capitignano was part of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies until 1860, as part of the district of Salerno.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is situated in an hill zone by the Picentini mountain range. It borders with the municipalities of Calvanico, Castiglione del Genovesi, Fisciano, Giffoni Valle Piana and San Cipriano Picentino.

Giffoni is divided into four frazioni, Capitignano being the administrative seat. The other are Malche, Prepezzano and Sieti.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Administrative seat
  2. ^ Population data from Istat

External links[edit]

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