Monteforte Cilento

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Monteforte Cilento
Comune
Comune di Monteforte Cilento
Monteforte Cilento view (cropped).jpg
Coat of arms of Monteforte Cilento
Coat of arms
Monteforte Cilento within the Province of Salerno
Monteforte Cilento within the Province of Salerno
Monteforte Cilento is located in Italy
Monteforte Cilento
Monteforte Cilento
Location of Monteforte Cilento in Italy
Coordinates: 40°21′50.62″N 15°11′40.63″E / 40.3640611°N 15.1946194°E / 40.3640611; 15.1946194
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Manzi
Area
 • Total 22 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 565
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Demonym Montefortesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84060
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint St. Donatus of Arezzo
Saint day August 7
Website Official website

Monteforte Cilento is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. As of 2011 its population was of 565.[1]

History[edit]

Monteforte was originally a Roman castrum, which expanded in the High Middle Ages after immigration due to the Saracen incursions.

It was one of the centers of the Moti del Cilento in 1828.

Geography[edit]

Monteforte is a hill town located in northern Cilento, below Chianello mountain (1,319 m) and above the valley of Alento river. It lies on the provincial highway between Trentinara and Capizzo, a frazione of Magliano Vetere. The municipality borders with the municipalities of Cicerale, Felitto, Magliano Vetere, Orria, Perito, Roccadaspide and Trentinara.

Demographics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2011

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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