Giffoni Sei Casali

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Giffoni Sei Casali
Comune
Comune di Giffoni Sei Casali
View of Capitignano, the municipal seat.
View of Capitignano, the municipal seat.
Coat of arms of Giffoni Sei Casali
Coat of arms
Giffoni Sei Casali within the Province of Salerno and Campania
Giffoni Sei Casali within the
Province of Salerno and Campania
Giffoni Sei Casali is located in Italy
Giffoni Sei Casali
Giffoni Sei Casali
Location of Giffoni Sei Casali in Italy
Coordinates: 40°43′N 14°54′E / 40.717°N 14.900°E / 40.717; 14.900
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniCapitignano (municipal seat), Malche, Prepezzano, Sieti
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Munno
Area
 • Total35.08 km2 (13.54 sq mi)
Elevation250 m (820 ft)
Population (28 February 2017)[1]
 • Total5,213
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Giffonesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code84090
Dialing code089
WebsiteOfficial website

Giffoni Sei Casali (Campanian: Jfun) is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.

History[edit]

The communal seat, Capitignano, appeared when the Romans destroyed Picentia, whose inhabitants took refuge on the mountains nearby. The modern name, according to tradition, would derive from Caput Jani ("Janus' head"), referring to the head of statue of the god which they brought to the new site.

Capitignano was part of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies until 1860, as part of the district of Salerno.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is situated in a hill zone by the Picentini mountain range. It borders with the municipalities of Calvanico, Castiglione del Genovesi, Fisciano, Giffoni Valle Piana and San Cipriano Picentino.

Giffoni is divided into four frazioni, Capitignano being the administrative seat. The other are Malche, Prepezzano and Sieti.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from Istat

External links[edit]

Media related to Giffoni Sei Casali at Wikimedia Commons