Castelnuovo Cilento

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Castelnuovo Cilento
Comune
Comune di Castelnuovo Cilento
The tower of Castelnuovo
The tower of Castelnuovo
Castelnuovo within the Province of Salerno
Castelnuovo within the Province of Salerno
Castelnuovo Cilento is located in Italy
Castelnuovo Cilento
Castelnuovo Cilento
Location of Castelnuovo Cilento in Italy
Coordinates: 40°13′04.4″N 15°10′37.6″E / 40.217889°N 15.177111°E / 40.217889; 15.177111Coordinates: 40°13′04.4″N 15°10′37.6″E / 40.217889°N 15.177111°E / 40.217889; 15.177111
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Salicuneta, Vallo Scalo, Velina
Area
 • Total 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,598
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Demonym(s) <-- castelnovesi -->
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84040
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint Mary Magdalene
Saint day July 22
Website Official website

Castelnuovo Cilento 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 2,598.[1]

History[edit]

The medieval village of Castelnuovo was part of the fief of the Agnello family from Senerchia. The current toponym, adding Cilento, was adopted in 1861, after the Italian unification.[2]

Geography[edit]

Castelnuovo is a town located on a hill above the plain of river Alento, next to the town of Vallo della Lucania and the Ancient Greek city of Velia. It is part of Cilento and is included into its national park.

The municipality borders with Ascea, Casal Velino, Ceraso, Salento and Vallo della Lucania.[3] It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Velina (formerly known as Casalvelino Scalo), Vallo Scalo (shared with Casal Velino) and the rural locality of Salicuneta.

Demographics[edit]

Transport[edit]

The territory of Castelnuovo is served by a pair of railway stations, Vallo della Lucania-Castelnuovo and Casal Velino, both on the Naples-Reggio Calabria line. The first one is located in Vallo Scalo and is also served by long-distance trains, the second is located in Velina, and is out of service. It is also served by the highway SP 430 Battipaglia-Agropoli-Vallo-Sapri, at the exit "Vallo Scalo-Salento".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ (Italian) History of Castelnuovo Cilento
  3. ^ 40334 (x a j h) Castelnuovo Cilento on OpenStreetMap

External links[edit]

Media related to Castelnuovo Cilento at Wikimedia Commons