Giffoni Valle Piana

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Giffoni Valle Piana
Comune
Comune di Giffoni Valle Piana
Coat of arms of Giffoni Valle Piana
Coat of arms
Giffoni Valle Piana within the Province of Salerno and Campania
Giffoni Valle Piana within the
Province of Salerno and Campania
Giffoni Valle Piana is located in Italy
Giffoni Valle Piana
Giffoni Valle Piana
Location of Giffoni Valle Piana in Italy
Coordinates: 40°43′N 14°56′E / 40.717°N 14.933°E / 40.717; 14.933
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Mercato (communal seat), Catelde,
Chiaravallisi, Chieve, Curti, Curticelle, Ornito, San Giovanni, Santa Caterina,
Santa Maria a Vico, Sardone,
Sovvieco, Terravecchia, Vassi
Government
 • Mayor Paolo Russomando
Area
 • Total 87 km2 (34 sq mi)
Elevation 196 m (643 ft)
Population (2009[1])
 • Total 11,928
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym Giffonesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84095
Dialing code 089
Website Official website

Giffoni Valle Piana is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy.

Economy is mostly based on agriculture, with the presence of a small number of light industries and services firms.

History[edit]

Giffoni area was the seat of the ancient town of Picenza, which was destroyed two times by the Romans in the course of their conquest of southern Italy.

Geography[edit]

The town is situated in an hill zone by the Picentini mountains. The municipality is extended from the urban and industrial area between Salerno and Pontecagnano to the mountain range at the borders with the Province of Avellino. It borders with the municipalities of Acerno, Calvanico, Giffoni Sei Casali, Montecorvino Pugliano, Montecorvino Rovella, Montella, Pontecagnano Faiano, Salerno, San Cipriano Picentino and Serino.

Giffoni is divided into 14 frazioni and Mercato,[2] commonly also identified simply as Giffoni Valle Piana, is the administrative seat. The other parisehs are Catelde, Chiaravallisi, Chieve, Curti, Curticelle, Ornito, San Giovanni, Santa Caterina, Santa Maria a Vico, Sardone, Sovvieco, Terravecchia and Vassi.

Giffoni Film Festival[edit]

Main article: Giffoni Film Festival

From 1971 the town hosts the biggest international children's film festival of the world.

People from Giffoni Valle Piana[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) Source : Istat 2009
  2. ^ Meaning "Market" in Italian.

External links[edit]

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