|Comune di Aquara|
View of Aquara from the valley
Aquara within the Province of Salerno
|• Mayor||Antonio Marino|
|• Total||32.73 km2 (12.64 sq mi)|
|Elevation||500 m (1,600 ft)|
(31 December 2017)
|• Density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Saint Lucidus|
|Saint day||28 July|
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 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. It was first mentioned in the 11th century, and counts among his vassals, Guglielmo Sanseverino and Ettore Fieramosca.
- Saint Lucidus of Aquara (10th Century-1038), Benedectine monk and patron saint
- Ettore Fieramosca (1476–1515), condottiero and vassal of Aquara
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- (in Italian) All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat); population as of 2011 census
- St. Lucidus of Aquara at saints.sqpn.com
- (in Italian) Mainardi on italia.indettaglio.it
- (in Italian) Historical sights of Aquara (municipal website) Archived March 10, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- (in Italian) La Campania paese per paese - Bonechi, Florence, 1997. ISBN 88-476-0000-6
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