Agro Nocerino Sarnese

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Agro Nocerino Sarnese

Agro nocerino-sarnese
geographical region
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Coordinates: 40°45′N 14°33′E / 40.75°N 14.55°E / 40.75; 14.55Coordinates: 40°45′N 14°33′E / 40.75°N 14.55°E / 40.75; 14.55
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Province
Comuni

The Agro Nocerino Sarnese is a geographical region of the Province of Salerno, in Campania in southern Italy; the river Sarno flows through it. It is a low-lying area bounded to the south by the Monti Lattari, to the east and north-east by the Monti Picentini and to the west by the plain of Vesuvius. It consists of sixteen comuni: Angri, Bracigliano, Castel San Giorgio, Corbara, Nocera Inferiore, Nocera Superiore, Pagani, Roccapiemonte, San Marzano sul Sarno, San Valentino Torio, Santa Maria la Carità, Sant'Antonio Abate, Sant'Egidio del Monte Albino, Sarno, Scafati and Siano. All are in the province of Salerno except Santa Maria la Carità and Sant'Antonio Abate, which are in the province of Naples.[1]

Agriculture[edit]

The Agro Nocerino Sarnese is the core area of production of the San Marzano tomato, which, as the Pomodoro San Marzano dell’Agro Sarnese-Nocerino, has DOP status.[2]

The Napoletana breed of domestic goat is distributed in the area.[3]

Province proposal[edit]

On 17 November 1999, a law was proposed to the XIII Legislature of the Republic which would make the Agro Nocerino Sarnese an Italian province; the law was not passed. The proposed province would have had an area of 185.14 square kilometres (71.48 sq mi) and a population of 271,017.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angela Cresta, Ilaria Greco (2012). Analisi dei sistemi territoriali delle filiere campane: una mappa delle geografie dello sviluppo (in Italian). In: Giuseppe Marotta (ed.) (2012). Nuovi modelli di agricoltura e creazione di valore: Le risorse immateriali nella governance del valore nei sistemi locali campani. Milan: FrancoAngeli. ISBN 9788891700728.
  2. ^ Disciplinare di produzione e di trasformazione della Denominazione di Origine Protetta "Pomodoro San Marzano dell’agro sarnese-nocerino" (in Italian). Coldiretti. Accessed June 2014.
  3. ^ Daniele Bigi, Alessio Zanon (2008). Atlante delle razze autoctone: Bovini, equini, ovicaprini, suini allevati in Italia (in Italian). Milan: Edagricole. ISBN 9788850652594. p. 375–76.
  4. ^ Luigi Nocera, Stefano Bastianoni (17 November 1999). Progetto di legge - N. 6571 (in Italian). Camera dei Deputati/XIII Legislatura. Accessed June 2014.