Camerota

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Camerota
Comune di Camerota
Panoramic view of Camerota
Panoramic view of Camerota
Camerota within the Province of Salerno
Camerota within the Province of Salerno
Location of Camerota
Camerota is located in Italy
Camerota
Camerota
Location of Camerota in Italy
Camerota is located in Campania
Camerota
Camerota
Camerota (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°02′N 15°22′E / 40.033°N 15.367°E / 40.033; 15.367Coordinates: 40°02′N 15°22′E / 40.033°N 15.367°E / 40.033; 15.367
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniLentiscosa, Licusati, Marina di Camerota
Government
 • MayorMario Salvatore Scarpitta
Area
 • Total70.58 km2 (27.25 sq mi)
Elevation
422 m (1,385 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total7,107
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Camerotani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84040 (Camerota)
84050 (Lentiscosa, Licusati)
84059 (Marina di Camerota)
Dialing code0974
Patron saintSt. Vincent
Saint dayApril 5
WebsiteOfficial website
OSM map of Camerota municipality showing the chief town and the three hamlets.

Camerota (Cilentan: Cammarota) is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.

History[edit]

Its toponym could come from the Greek word "καμαρὸτος" (kamaròtos), menaning curved; or from the Latin word "camurus", with the same meaning.[4]

Geography[edit]

Camerota is a hill town situated in the southern area of Cilento, 6 km north of the Cilentan Coast. The municipality borders with Celle di Bulgheria, Centola, Roccagloriosa and San Giovanni a Piro.[5]

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Camerota (1,585 inh. in the chief town) has 3 hamlets ("frazioni"):[6] Lentiscosa, Licusati and Marina di Camerota.

The municipality includes also several inhabited localities, mainly composed by few scattered houses. The localities are: Cala d'Arconte, Isca della Contessa, L'Assunta, Lido Mingardo (or Spiaggia Mingardo), Monte di Luna and Porto Infreschi.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  4. ^ (in Italian) Info about the town of Camerota (municipal website)
  5. ^ 40223 (x a j h) Camerota on OpenStreetMap
  6. ^ (in Italian) Camerota municipal website: Licusati, Lentiscosa, Marina di Camerota

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