Torraca

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Torraca
Comune
Comune di Torraca
Torraca within the Province of Salerno
Torraca within the Province of Salerno
Torraca is located in Italy
Torraca
Torraca
Location of Torraca in Italy
Coordinates: 40°07′N 15°38′E / 40.117°N 15.633°E / 40.117; 15.633Coordinates: 40°07′N 15°38′E / 40.117°N 15.633°E / 40.117; 15.633
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Government
 • Mayor Daniele Fillizzola (since April 2005)
Area
 • Total 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
Population (December 31, 2007)
 • Total 1,262
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym Torrachesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84030
Dialing code 0973
Website Official website

Torraca is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.

History[edit]

The LED city[edit]

In 2007, the town spent 280,000 euro to convert all its 700 street lamps to LED technology - a first in Europe - and thereby reduced its energy and maintenance costs by 70%. Because of this, the town was awarded the Kyoto 2007 prize. Newspapers referred to Torraca as "LED city".[1]

Geography[edit]

The town is situated in the south of Cilento, a few kilometers from Sapri and Maratea and close to the borders of Campania with Basilicata. The surrounding municipalities are Casaletto Spartano, Sapri, Tortorella and Vibonati.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Torraca at Wikimedia Commons