Capaccio Paestum

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Capaccio Paestum
Comune di Capaccio Paestum
The Sanctuary of St. Mary of Granato
The Sanctuary of St. Mary of Granato
Capaccio within the Province of Salerno
Capaccio within the Province of Salerno
Location of Capaccio Paestum
Capaccio Paestum is located in Italy
Capaccio Paestum
Capaccio Paestum
Location of Capaccio Paestum in Italy
Capaccio Paestum is located in Campania
Capaccio Paestum
Capaccio Paestum
Capaccio Paestum (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°25′N 15°5′E / 40.417°N 15.083°E / 40.417; 15.083Coordinates: 40°25′N 15°5′E / 40.417°N 15.083°E / 40.417; 15.083
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniBorgo Nuovo, Cafasso, Capaccio Scalo, Chiorbo, Foce Sele, Gaiarda, Gromola, Laura, Licinella, Linora, Paestum, Ponte Barizzo, Rettifilo-Vannulo, Spinazzo, Santa Venere, Tempa di Lepre, Torre di Mare, Tempa San Paolo, Vuccolo Maiorano
Government
 • MayorFranco Palumbo 
Area
 • Total113.03 km2 (43.64 sq mi)
Elevation
441 m (1,447 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total22,802
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Capaccesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84047 (Capoluogo), 84040 (Capaccio Scalo), 84050 (Laura-Gromola), 84063 ( Paestum), 84060 (Ponte Barizzo)
Dialing code0828
Patron saintSt. Vitus
Saint day15 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Capaccio Paestum (formerly only Capaccio) is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. The ruins of the ancient city of Paestum lie within borders of the comune.

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

Located in northern Cilento, near the mouth of Sele, Capaccio is a hill town surrounded by a plain in which resides almost all of the hamlets (frazioni) and the majority of the population, mostly concentrated at Capaccio Scalo, seat of the train station.

The municipality borders with Agropoli, Albanella, Cicerale, Eboli, Giungano, Roccadaspide and Trentinara. The hamlets are Borgo Nuovo, Capaccio Scalo, Cafasso, Chiorbo, Foce Sele, Gaiarda, Gromola, Laura, Licinella, Linora, Paestum, Ponte Barizzo, Rettifilo-Vannulo, Spinazzo, Santa Venere, Tempa di Lepre, Torre di Mare, Tempa San Paolo, and Vuccolo Maiorano.[4]

Transport[edit]

The nearest airport is Salerno-Pontecagnano (QSR), 35 km from Capaccio.

Notable people[edit]

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Notes and 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. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  4. ^ 40478 (x a j h) Capaccio on OpenStreetMap


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