Conca dei Marini

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Conca dei Marini
Comune di Conca dei Marini
The marina at Conca dei Marini
The marina at Conca dei Marini
Coat of arms of Conca dei Marini
Coat of arms
Location of Conca dei Marini
Conca dei Marini is located in Italy
Conca dei Marini
Conca dei Marini
Location of Conca dei Marini in Italy
Conca dei Marini is located in Campania
Conca dei Marini
Conca dei Marini
Conca dei Marini (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°37′N 14°34′E / 40.617°N 14.567°E / 40.617; 14.567
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno
Government
 • MayorGaetano Frate
Area
 • Total1.13 km2 (0.44 sq mi)
Elevation
400 m (1,300 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total673
 • Density600/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Conchesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84010
Dialing code089
Patron saintSaint Anthony of Padua
Saint dayJune 13
WebsiteOfficial website

Conca dei Marini (Campanian: Conga r"e Marine) is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It is situated on a hill close to the coast and between Amalfi and Furore.

It was perhaps founded by the Etruscans with the name of Cossa, and was conquered by the Romans in 272 BC. In the early Middle Ages, it was a trading base of the Republic of Amalfi. In 1543 it was sacked by Turkish pirates. The port maintained a certain degree of trades until the 19th century, and was also the seat of a tonnara until 1956.

Main sights[edit]

  • Grotta dello Smeraldo, a karst sea cave
  • Church of St. John the Baptist or of St. Anthony of Padua
  • Church of Santa Maria di Grado
  • Capo Conca Tower, a 16th-century sea watchtower
  • Church of St. Pancratius Martyr

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Data from Istat

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