Francavilla in Sinni

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Francavilla in Sinni
Comune
Comune di Francavilla in Sinni
Francavilla within the Province of Potenza
Francavilla within the Province of Potenza
Francavilla in Sinni is located in Italy
Francavilla in Sinni
Francavilla in Sinni
Location of Francavilla in Sinni in Italy
Coordinates: 40°5′N 16°12′E / 40.083°N 16.200°E / 40.083; 16.200Coordinates: 40°5′N 16°12′E / 40.083°N 16.200°E / 40.083; 16.200
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Potenza (PZ)
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Cupparo
Area
 • Total 46.82 km2 (18.08 sq mi)
Elevation 421 m (1,381 ft)
Population (30 April 2017)[1]
 • Total 4,176
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Francavillesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 85034
Dialing code 0973
Patron saint St. Felix and St. Polycarp
Saint day 10 August
Website Official website

Francavilla in Sinni (Lucano: Francavill) is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, Basilicata, in southern Italy.

History[edit]

The town was founded in 1426. It had a charterhouse, destroyed in early 19th century by the Grande Armée of Napoleon, when it was occupied by the troops of Joachim Murat.[2]

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders with Chiaromonte, Fardella, San Severino Lucano, Terranova di Pollino and San Costantino Albanese.[3] The river Sinni crosses its territory to the north.

Sport[edit]

The local football club is the F.C. Francavilla, that has its home ground in Nunzio Fittipaldi Stadium.

Transport[edit]

Francavilla is served by the SS 653 highway, that links the A2 motorway (at the exit "Lauria Nord", 35 km west) to the Ionian Coast (51 km east), nearby Policoro.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ (in Italian) History of Francvilla in Sinni
  3. ^ 40212 (x a j h) Francavilla in Sinni on OpenStreetMap

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