Rofrano

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Rofrano
Comune
Comune di Rofrano
North view of Rofrano
North view of Rofrano
Coat of arms of Rofrano
Coat of arms
Rofrano within the Province of Salerno
Rofrano within the Province of Salerno
Rofrano is located in Italy
Rofrano
Rofrano
Location of Rofrano in Italy
Coordinates: 40°13′N 15°26′E / 40.217°N 15.433°E / 40.217; 15.433
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Abbenante, Cerreto, Fornillo,
Pozzillo Borsito, Provitera,
San Leo, San Menale, Treppaoli
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Viterale
Area
 • Total 58 km2 (22 sq mi)
Elevation 450 m (1,480 ft)
Population (31 December 2010[1])
 • Total 1,710
 • Density 29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Demonym Rofranesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84070
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint Madonna of Grottaferrata
Saint day 8 September
Website Official website

Rofrano (U Franu in Cilentan) is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. It is located in the southern Cilento and, as of 2010, its population was of 1,710.[1]

History[edit]

The village was first settled between 3rd and 4th century by some farmers and was originally mentioned as Ruffium.

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

Rofrano lies upon a hill below the Apennine Mountains and is mainly surrounded by forests. The town is 39 km far from Vallo della Lucania, 55 from Sala Consilina and 139 from Salerno. Its municipal territory borders with Alfano, Caselle in Pittari, Laurino, Laurito, Montano Antilia, Novi Velia, Roccagloriosa, Sanza, Torre Orsaia and Valle dell'Angelo. Its northernmost point shares part of the territory of Pruno with Laurino.[2][3] In north-western borders of the municipality, on the road to Sanza, is located the Cervati, one of the highest mountains of Campania.

Frazioni[edit]

The hamlets (frazioni) of Rofrano are the villages of Cerreto and San Menale and the localities of Abbenante, Fornillo, Pozzillo Borsito, Provitera, San Leo and Treppaoli.

  • San Menale is located near Rofrano. With a population of 214 is the most populous hamlet.[4] The village is crossed, in south of it, by the river Faraone.
  • Cerreto is located in south of the municipality, near the borders with Torre Orsaia and its hamlet Borgo Cerreto, and counts a population of 4.[5]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Rofrano at Wikimedia Commons