Giffoni Sei Casali
|Giffoni Sei Casali|
|Comune di Giffoni Sei Casali|
Giffoni Sei Casali within the
Province of Salerno and Campania
|Frazioni||Capitignano, Malche, Prepezzano, Sieti|
|• Mayor||Gerardo Marotta|
|• Total||34 km2 (13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||250 m (820 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||160/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
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.
- Administrative seat
- Population data from Istat
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- Community of Giffoni Sei Casali (Italian)
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