Vallo della Lucania

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Vallo della Lucania
Comune
Comune di Vallo della Lucania
Panoramic view of Vallo
Panoramic view of Vallo
Coat of arms of Vallo della Lucania
Coat of arms
Vallo within the Province of Salerno
Vallo within the Province of Salerno
Vallo della Lucania is located in Italy
Vallo della Lucania
Vallo della Lucania
Location of Vallo della Lucania in Italy
Coordinates: 40°14′N 15°16′E / 40.233°N 15.267°E / 40.233; 15.267
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Angellara, Massa, Pattano
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Aloia (Lista Civica)
Area
 • Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 380 m (1,250 ft)
Population (1 December 2009)
 • Total 8,866
 • Density 350/km2 (920/sq mi)
Demonym Vallesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84078, 84040, 84050, 84060
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint St. Pantaleone
Saint day July 27
Website Official website

Vallo della Lucania (commonly known simply as Vallo) is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It lies in the middle of Cilento and its population is 8,866.[1]

History[edit]

A settlement called Castrum Cornutum (meaning: "Fortress of Cornutans") is documented in the 13th century: according to the Italian historian Giuseppe Maiese, it had been founded by colonists from Cornutum, an ancient city in Dalmatia. In the 18th century the town changed its name to Vallo di Novi. In 1806, during the French government of the Kingdom of Naples, it was made a district capital.

Geography[edit]

The town is located in the middle of the Cilento and its National Park, close to Gelbison mountain and not too far from the ancient Greek town of Velia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) Source: ISTAT 2008

External links[edit]

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