Pertosa

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Pertosa
Comune
Comune di Pertosa
Panorama
Panorama
Coat of arms of Pertosa
Coat of arms
Pertosa within the Province of Salerno
Pertosa within the Province of Salerno
Pertosa is located in Italy
Pertosa
Pertosa
Location of Pertosa in Italy
Coordinates: 40°33′N 15°27′E / 40.550°N 15.450°E / 40.550; 15.450Coordinates: 40°33′N 15°27′E / 40.550°N 15.450°E / 40.550; 15.450
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Muraglione[1]
Area
 • Total 6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 310 m (1,020 ft)
Population (31-12-2010)
 • Total 714
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym Pertosani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84030
Dialing code 0975
Website Official website

Pertosa is a village and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. In 2010 its population was 714.[2]

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

The village is situated in the eastern side of the province of Salerno, close to the municipalities of Auletta, Polla and Caggiano and to Alburni mountains. Its only hamlet (frazione) is the little village of Muraglione, in which are located the show caves.

Demographics[edit]

At the census in 2001 the town had a population of 727, a drop from the 897 at the previous census in 1991.[3]

Main sights[edit]

See also: Pertosa Caves

Pertosa is a receptive tourist place principally for its karst show cave system, the Pertosa Caves (Grotte di Pertosa). The caves are located in the valley below the town, by the river Tanagro.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Location of the caves
  2. ^ (Italian) Source: Istat 2010
  3. ^ Pertosa on campania.indettaglio.it

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