Casal Velino

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Casal Velino
Comune
Comune di Casal Velino
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Coat of arms of Casal Velino
Coat of arms
Casal Velino within the Province of Salerno
Casal Velino within the Province of Salerno
Casal Velino is located in Italy
Casal Velino
Casal Velino
Location of Casal Velino in Italy
Coordinates: 40°11′20.4″N 15°06′37.3″E / 40.189000°N 15.110361°E / 40.189000; 15.110361
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Acquavella, Bivio Acquavella, Marina di Casalvelino, Vallo Scalo, Verduzio (Fornari)
Government
 • Mayor Domenico Giordano (since April 2005)
Area
 • Total 21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 170 m (560 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,938
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Casalvelinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84040, 84050
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint St. Blaise
Saint day February 3
Website Official website

Casal Velino, also spelled Casalvelino, 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 4,938.[1]

History[edit]

The village, first mentioned in the 11th century, was named Casalicchio until 1893. It was renamed Casal Velino in homage to the ancient and nearby town of Velia, whose demonym is "Velino" (m) and "Velina" (f).[2]

Geography[edit]

Casal Velino is a hill town located in Cilento and included into its national park, located some km from the Ancient Greek city of Velia.

The municipality borders with Ascea, Castelnuovo Cilento, Omignano, Pollica, Salento and Stella Cilento.[3] It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Acquavella, Bivio Acquavella, Marina di Casalvelino, Vallo Scalo (shared with Castelnuovo Cilento) and Verduzio.

Demographics[edit]

Transport[edit]

Casal Velino station, part of Naples-Reggio Calabria line and out of service, is located in the village of Velina (formerly Casalvelino Scalo), a frazione of Castelnuovo close to Bivio Acquavella. Another station, Vallo della Lucania-Castelnuovo, is located in Vallo Scalo and is also served by long-distance trains.

The port of Marina di Casalvelino is served by the hydrofoil's line MM6W Naples-Sorrento-Marina di Camerota, part of a local passenger ferry network named Metrò del Mare.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ (Italian) Brief history of Casal Velino
  3. ^ 40329 (x a j h) Casal Velino on OpenStreetMap
  4. ^ (Italian) Timetables of "Metrò del Mare" line MM6W

External links[edit]

Media related to Casal Velino at Wikimedia Commons