Sala Consilina

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Sala Consilina
Comune
Comune di Sala Consilina
Panoramic view of Sala Consilina
Panoramic view of Sala Consilina
Coat of arms of Sala Consilina
Coat of arms
Sala Consilina within the Province of Salerno
Sala Consilina within the Province of Salerno
Sala Consilina is located in Italy
Sala Consilina
Sala Consilina
Location of Sala Consilina in Italy
Coordinates: 40°24′N 15°36′E / 40.400°N 15.600°E / 40.400; 15.600
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Quattro Querce, Trinità, Sant'Antonio, Grecia, Santo Leo, San Raffaele, San Sebastiano, San Rocco
Government
 • Mayor Gaetano Ferrari (since May 2007)
Area
 • Total 59 km2 (23 sq mi)
Elevation 614 m (2,014 ft)
Population (31 July 2010[1])
 • Total 12,705
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Demonym Salesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84036
Dialing code 0975
Patron saint St. Michael
Saint day September 29
Website Official website

Sala Consilina is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. With 12,738 inhabitants it is the most populated town of Vallo di Diano.

History[edit]

The ancient village of Consilinum was built during the Roman age.

Geography[edit]

Sala Consilina is located in the middle area of Vallo di Diano, close to the borders of Campania with Basilicata. The bordering municipalities are Atena Lucana, Brienza (PZ), Marsico Nuovo (PZ), Padula, Sassano and Teggiano.

People[edit]

Sala Consilina was arguably the birthplace of Giovanni Martini, a trumpeter that served in Italy with Giuseppe Garibaldi and later joined the United States Army, serving with George Armstrong Custer and participating in the Battle of Little Big Horn. Martini is now buried at the Cypress Hill Cemetery in Brooklyn.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) Source: ISTAT 2008

External links[edit]

Media related to Sala Consilina at Wikimedia Commons