Cetara, Campania

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Cetara
Comune di Cetara
Panoramic view of Cetara
Panoramic view of Cetara
Coat of arms of Cetara
Coat of arms
Location of Cetara
Cetara is located in Italy
Cetara
Cetara
Location of Cetara in Italy
Cetara is located in Campania
Cetara
Cetara
Cetara (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°39′N 14°42′E / 40.650°N 14.700°E / 40.650; 14.700Coordinates: 40°39′N 14°42′E / 40.650°N 14.700°E / 40.650; 14.700
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniFuenti
Government
 • MayorFortunato Della Monica
Area
 • Total4.97 km2 (1.92 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
(30 June 2017[1])
 • Total2,088
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cetaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84011
Dialing code089
Patron saintSaint Peter
Saint day29 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Cetara is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It is located in the territory of the Amalfi Coast.

History[edit]

The village was originally a settlement for a group of armed Muslims in 880. Characterized to be a village of fishermen (especially of tuna), its name take origins probably from the Latin word Cetaria (in Greek Ketèia), meaning almadraba (in Italian tonnara); or cetari, meaning fishmongers of big fishes.

Geography[edit]

Cetara is located by the Tyrrhenian Sea, on the Amalfi Drive road between the "Marina" of Albori and Erchie, bordering with the municipalities of Vietri sul Mare and Maiori. Its municipalities is extended from the coast to the Mount Falerio and counts only one civil parish (frazione): the little village of Fuenti, situated on the hills close to the Amalfi Drive.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Source : Istat 2009

External links[edit]

Media related to Cetara at Wikimedia Commons