Montecorice

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Montecorice
Comune
Comune di Montecorice
Coat of arms of Montecorice
Coat of arms
Montecorice is located in Italy
Montecorice
Montecorice
Location of Montecorice in Italy
Coordinates: 40°14′3″N 14°59′2″E / 40.23417°N 14.98389°E / 40.23417; 14.98389
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Agnone Cilento, Case del Conte, Cosentini, Fornelli, Giungatelle, Ortodonico, Zoppi
Government
 • Mayor Flavio Meola (since May 2007)
Area
 • Total 22.13 km2 (8.54 sq mi)
Elevation 90 m (300 ft)
Population (1 December 2009[1])
 • Total 2,570
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym Montecoricesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84060
Dialing code 0974
Website Official website

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

Overview[edit]

Montecorice likely originated as a small village around the monastery of Sant'Arcangelo, which existed as early as the 10th century. The economy is mostly based on agriculture (olives, figs, wine grape, fruit), animal husbandry and fishing. Summer tourism is developed in Agnone and its neighborhood.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is situated in the middle of Cilento region, bordering with the municipalities of Castellabate, Perdifumo, San Mauro Cilento and Serramezzana. The village is situated in a hilly area only 3 km from the coast.

It counts 7 frazioni: Agnone Cilento, Case del Conte, Cosentini, Fornelli, Giungatelle, Ortodonico and Zoppi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Montecorice at Wikimedia Commons