San Gregorio Magno

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This article is about the town. For the saint, see Pope Gregory I. For the church in Rome, see San Gregorio Magno al Celio.
San Gregorio Magno
Comune
Comune di San Gregorio Magno
Coat of arms of San Gregorio Magno
Coat of arms
San Gregorio Magno within the Province of Salerno
San Gregorio Magno within the Province of Salerno
San Gregorio Magno is located in Italy
San Gregorio Magno
San Gregorio Magno
Location of San Gregorio Magno in Italy
Coordinates: 40°39′N 15°24′E / 40.650°N 15.400°E / 40.650; 15.400Coordinates: 40°39′N 15°24′E / 40.650°N 15.400°E / 40.650; 15.400
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Government
 • Mayor Gerardo Malpede
Area
 • Total 49 km2 (19 sq mi)
Elevation 508 m (1,667 ft)
Population (1 April 2009)[1]
 • Total 4,505
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84020
Dialing code 0828
Patron saint Pope Gregory I
Saint day 3 September
Website Official website

San Gregorio Magno is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southern Italy.

Overview[edit]

San Gregorio Magno is located in an ethnographic region of Southern Italy with a unique form of folk music played on a specialized bagpipe called a Zampogna. The instrument is closely associated with the pastoral culture of the region and is played for secular purposes, such as the tarantella folk dance, as well as for religious devotion. San Gregorio Magno was recently featured in an independent documentary about this musical tradition entitled Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy.

Twin towns[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links[edit]

Media related to San Gregorio Magno at Wikimedia Commons