Marsicovetere

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Marsicovetere
Comune
Comune di Marsicovetere
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Marsicovetere is located in Italy
Marsicovetere
Marsicovetere
Location of Marsicovetere in Italy
Coordinates: 40°22′N 15°50′E / 40.367°N 15.833°E / 40.367; 15.833Coordinates: 40°22′N 15°50′E / 40.367°N 15.833°E / 40.367; 15.833
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Potenza (PZ)
Frazioni Barricelle, Villa d'Agri
Government
 • Mayor Sergio Claudio Cantiani
Area
 • Total 37.82 km2 (14.60 sq mi)
Elevation 1,037 m (3,402 ft)
Population (March 2008)
 • Total 5,253
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym Marsicoveteresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85050
Dialing code 0975
Patron saint St. Bernardino of Siena
Saint day May 20
Website Official website

Marsicovetere is a town of 5,253 inhabitants and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. It is bounded by the comuni of Calvello, Grumento Nova, Marsico Nuovo, Paterno, Tramutola, Viggiano.

Historically important is the historic center, the old Marsicovetere, although the most population resides today in Villa d'Agri, the new part of the town, at 600 metres (2,000 ft) of elevation.

History[edit]

Marsicovetere was an ancient city of the Marsi in the Agri River valley, later conquered by the Romans. In the year 1000 it was seat of a county. In 1498 King Frederick IV of Naples donated it to the Caracciolo family, who held it until 1777 save a brief parenthesis under the Di Palmas. In 1860 it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.