Fisciano

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Fisciano
Comune
Comune di Fisciano
Fisciano panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Fisciano
Coat of arms
Fisciano within the Province of Salerno
Fisciano within the Province of Salerno
Fisciano is located in Italy
Fisciano
Fisciano
Location of Fisciano in Italy
Coordinates: 40°46′N 14°48′E / 40.767°N 14.800°E / 40.767; 14.800Coordinates: 40°46′N 14°48′E / 40.767°N 14.800°E / 40.767; 14.800
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Bolano, Canfora, Carpineto, Gaiano, Lancusi, Penta, Pizzolano, Settefichi, Soccorso, Villa
Government
 • Mayor Tommaso Amabile
Area
 • Total 31.52 km2 (12.17 sq mi)
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 13,652
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Fiscianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84080, 84084
Dialing code 089
Patron saint St. Vincent Ferrer
Saint day 5 April
Website Official website

Fisciano is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It is dominated by the University of Salerno, which built a new campus in the town in 1988.[2] Is one of the most famous town in the Italy, for the most known university.

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders with Baronissi, Calvanico, Castiglione del Genovesi, Giffoni Sei Casali, Mercato San Severino, Montoro Inferiore and Montoro Superiore.

It counts the hamlets of Bolano, Canfora, Carpineto, Gaiano, Lancusi, Penta, Pizzolano, Settefichi, Soccorso, Nocelleto and Villa.

History[edit]

The original zone of Fisciano, born in the Pre - History. During the Roman Empire, Fisciano was an important zone of the Empire. With the end of the Roman Empire, Fisciano has start to be an important religious and commercial center too. In the Medieval Era, a lot of church was build in the comune. With the Modern Era, born in the town the famous artist Michele Ricciardi. Fisciano, today too, is an important influently town in the world.

Economy[edit]

The economy is based on agriculture and animal husbandry; the traditional copper working activities ceased in the 1980s, although there are some industrial plants (metal-working/ mechanics, glass and plastics sectors).

Transport[edit]

Fisciano is served by a railway station on the line Salerno-Mercato San Severino.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Fisciano at Wikimedia Commons