Polla

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For the municipality in Lower Austria, see Pölla. For the genus of moth, see Polla (moth).
Polla
Comune
Comune di Polla
View of Polla from Tanagro river shore
View of Polla from Tanagro river shore
Polla within the Province of Salerno and Campania
Polla within the Province of Salerno and Campania
Polla is located in Italy
Polla
Polla
Location of Polla in Italy
Coordinates: 40°31′N 15°30′E / 40.517°N 15.500°E / 40.517; 15.500Coordinates: 40°31′N 15°30′E / 40.517°N 15.500°E / 40.517; 15.500
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Government
 • Mayor Rocco Giuliano[1]
Area
 • Total 47 km2 (18 sq mi)
Elevation 468 m (1,535 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)
 • Total 5,327
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym Pollesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84035
Dialing code 0975
Patron saint St. Nicholas
Saint day 6 December
Website Official website

Polla is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. In 2011 its population was 5,327.[2]

History[edit]

The area in which the town is located was settled since prehistoric times, as evidenced by finds of bones and ceramic in a nearby cave. During the Ancient Roman domination it was built a forum in the today's quarter of San Pietro.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

Polla is located in north of the Vallo di Diano, close to the Alburni mountain range and is crossed by Tanagro river. It borders with the municipalities of Atena Lucana, Auletta, Brienza (PZ), Caggiano, Corleto Monforte, Pertosa, Sant'Angelo Le Fratte (PZ) and Sant'Arsenio.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Polla at Wikimedia Commons