Castel San Giorgio

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Castel San Giorgio
Comune
Comune di Castel San Giorgio
The ruins of Monte Castello
The ruins of Monte Castello
Castel San Giorgio within the Province of Salerno
Castel San Giorgio within the Province of Salerno
Castel San Giorgio is located in Italy
Castel San Giorgio
Castel San Giorgio
Location of Castel San Giorgio in Italy
Coordinates: 40°47′N 14°42′E / 40.783°N 14.700°E / 40.783; 14.700Coordinates: 40°47′N 14°42′E / 40.783°N 14.700°E / 40.783; 14.700
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniAiello, Campomanfoli, Castelluccio, Cortedomini, Fimiani, Lanzara, Santa Croce, Santa Maria a Favore, Taverna-Casalnuovo, Torello, Trivio Codola
Government
 • MayorAndrea Donato
Area
 • Total13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation90 m (300 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total13,411[1]
Demonym(s)Sangiorgesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code84083
Dialing code081
Patron saintSt. Roch
Saint day16 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Castel San Giorgio (Campanian: Sangiorge) is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. In 2011, it had a population of 13,411.[1]

History[edit]

The town, founded in 1810 and located near the site of the ancient Nuceria Alfaterna, was originally named San Giorgio, until 1861.

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders with Mercato San Severino, Nocera Inferiore, Roccapiemonte, Sarno and Siano.[2]

It counts eleven hamlets (frazioni): Aiello, Campomanfoli, Castelluccio, Cortedomini, Fimiani, Lanzara (the most populated one), Santa Croce, Santa Maria a Favore, Taverna-Casalnuovo, Torello and Trivio Codola (also named Codola).[3]

Demographics[edit]

Transport[edit]

The municipality has 3 train stations (Castel San Giorgio-Roccapiemonte, Lanzara-Fimiani and Codola), on the line Mercato San Severino-Nocera Inferiore/Sarno. It is also served by the motorway A30 Salerno-Caserta, at the exit "Castel San Giorgio".[2]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ a b 40756 (x a j h) Castel San Giorgio on OpenStreetMap
  3. ^ (in Italian) The hamlets of Castel San Giorgio (in the municipal website) Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Media related to Castel San Giorgio at Wikimedia Commons