San Mauro Forte

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San Mauro Forte
Comune
Comune di San Mauro Forte
Coat of arms of San Mauro Forte
Coat of arms
San Mauro Forte is located in Italy
San Mauro Forte
San Mauro Forte
Location of San Mauro Forte in Italy
Coordinates: 40°29′N 16°15′E / 40.483°N 16.250°E / 40.483; 16.250
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Matera (MT)
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Diluca
Area
 • Total 86.89 km2 (33.55 sq mi)
Elevation 540 m (1,770 ft)
Population (December 2008)[1]
 • Total 1,803
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Demonym Sanmauresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 75010
Dialing code 0835
Patron saint San Mauro abate
Saint day 15 January
Website Official website

San Mauro Forte is a town and comune in the province of Matera, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.

Geography[edit]

The little town is on a hill, 540 metres (1,770 ft) above sea level, in the west central part of the province. To the north are the communes of Salandra (14 km / 9 miles), Oliveto Lucano (15 km / 9 miles) and Garaguso (17 km / 11 miles). To the east is Ferrandina (31 km / 20 miles) with Craco (25 km / 15 miles) e Stigliano (31 km / 20 miles) to the south. Accettura is (14 km / 9 miles) to the south. The provincial capital, Matera is 70 km / 44 miles away, while the administrative capital of the adjacent province, Potenza, is 66 km / 41 miles away.

San Mauro Forte is included in the administrative grouping of Upland Communes of the Matera Hills

History[edit]

The place was established in the sixth century. It was probably part of Magna Graecia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)