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Comune di Controne
St. Mary's church
St. Mary's church
Controne within the Province of Salerno
Controne within the Province of Salerno
Controne is located in Italy
Location of Controne in Italy
Coordinates: 40°30′N 15°12′E / 40.500°N 15.200°E / 40.500; 15.200Coordinates: 40°30′N 15°12′E / 40.500°N 15.200°E / 40.500; 15.200
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
 • Mayor Nicola Pastore (Lista Civica)
 • Total 7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 210 m (690 ft)
Population (31-12-2010)
 • Total 873
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Contronesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84020
Dialing code 0828
Patron saint St. Donato, St. Nicola
Saint day August 7, December 6
Website Official website

Controne is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. In 2010 its population was 873.[1]


In 2015 Mayor Nicola Pastore issued an ordinance stating that dogs are not permitted to bark between 2pm and 4pm, the period of Italian napping, and during evening hours.[2]


The town is situated in the middle of Cilento, by the western side of the Alburni mountains, and its territory is part of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park.[3] The municipality has an area on 7 km2 and is bordered by Altavilla Silentina, Castelcivita and Postiglione. Lesser than 1 km in south of it are located the Castelcivita Caves, by the river Calore. Nearest places are Castelcivita and the village of Canneto, 4 km in the north.



One of the most important events of the town is the sagra of the "Beans of Controne",[4] held each November from 1983.[5]


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