Savoia di Lucania

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Savoia di Lucania
Comune
Comune di Savoia di Lucania
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Coat of arms of Savoia di Lucania
Coat of arms
Savoia di Lucania is located in Italy
Savoia di Lucania
Savoia di Lucania
Location of Savoia di Lucania in Italy
Coordinates: 40°34′N 15°33′E / 40.567°N 15.550°E / 40.567; 15.550
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Potenza (PZ)
Frazioni Castellaro, Fossati, Perolla
Government
 • Mayor Felice Cavallo
Area
 • Total 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation 750 m (2,460 ft)
Population (31 December 2009[1])
 • Total 1,175
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Demonym Salviani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85050
Dialing code 0971
Patron saint Saint Roch
Saint day 16 August
Website Official website

Savoia di Lucania is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.

History[edit]

The original name of the village was Salvia di Lucania (also simply Salvia), but it was altered at the end of the 19th century to Savoia di Lucania after a local resident and anarchist, Giovanni Passannante, attempted to kill King Umberto I of Italy on November 17, 1878.

Geography[edit]

Located near the borders with Campania, Savoia is bounded by the comuni of Caggiano (SA), Picerno, Sant'Angelo Le Fratte, Satriano di Lucania, Tito, Vietri di Potenza.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat

External links[edit]

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