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Comune di Aquara
View of Aquara from the valley
View of Aquara from the valley
Aquara within the Province of Salerno
Aquara within the Province of Salerno
Aquara is located in Italy
Location of Aquara in Italy
Coordinates: 40°26′36.85″N 15°15′16.16″E / 40.4435694°N 15.2544889°E / 40.4435694; 15.2544889Coordinates: 40°26′36.85″N 15°15′16.16″E / 40.4435694°N 15.2544889°E / 40.4435694; 15.2544889
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Mainardi
 • Mayor Pasquale Brenca
(from 27-5-2013)
 • Total 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,550
 • Density 48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Aquaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84020
Dialing code 0828
Patron saint Saint Lucidus[2]
Saint day 28 July
Website Official website

Aquara is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. As of 2011 its population was of 1,550.[1]


The town, located on a hill in the middle of Cilento and part of its national park, lies below the Alburni mountains. It is 9 km far from Ottati and Castel San Lorenzo, 13 from Roccadaspide, 14 from Castelcivita and 17 from its caves, and 78 from Salerno.

The municipality borders with Bellosguardo, Castel San Lorenzo, Castelcivita, Felitto, Ottati and Roccadaspide. It counts the hamlet (frazione) of Mainardi[3] and the localities of Casalicchio, Madonna del Piano and Ponte Calore. The last one is administratively shared with Castel San Lorenzo and located by the river Calore Lucano, that constitutes the western boundary of Aquara's municipal territory.


Aquara has Roman origins, such as testified by some ruins of a Roman villa in Madonna del Piano.[4] It was first mentioned in the 11th century, and counts among his vassals, Guglielmo Sanseverino and Ettore Fieramosca.[5]




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  1. ^ a b (Italian) All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat); population as of 2011 census
  2. ^ a b St. Lucidus of Aquara at
  3. ^ (Italian) Mainardi on
  4. ^ (Italian) Historical sights of Aquara (municipal website) Archived March 10, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ (Italian) La Campania paese per paese - Bonechi, Florence, 1997. ISBN 88-476-0000-6

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