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For the saint, see Centola and Helen.
Comune di Centola
Centola within the Province of Salerno
Centola within the Province of Salerno
Centola is located in Italy
Location of Centola in Italy
Coordinates: 40°04′N 15°19′E / 40.067°N 15.317°E / 40.067; 15.317Coordinates: 40°04′N 15°19′E / 40.067°N 15.317°E / 40.067; 15.317
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Foria, Palinuro, San Nicola, San Severino
 • Total 47 km2 (18 sq mi)
Elevation 336 m (1,102 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)
 • Total 5,073
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Centolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84051
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint Sant'Apollonio
Saint day -
Website Official website

Centola 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 5,073.[1]


Located in southern Cilento, Centola borders with the municipalities of Camerota, Celle di Bulgheria, Montano Antilia, Pisciotta and San Mauro la Bruca.

The municipality counts the town itself (2,550 inhabitants) and 4 hamlets[2] (frazioni). Their population is listed under brackets.

  • Palinuro (1,202): The greatest one, located by the sea
  • Foria (516): Located not too far from Centola
  • San Severino (435): Notable for its medieval ruins, located by "Centola" railway station
  • San Nicola (370): The littlest hamlet of the comune


See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in Italian) All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat); population as of 2011 census
  2. ^ (in Italian) Municipal statute of Centola

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Centola at Wikimedia Commons