Marconia

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For the land snail of Streptaxidae family, see Marconia (gastropod).
Marconia di Pisticci
Comune
Comune di Marconia di Pisticci
Coat of arms of Marconia di Pisticci
Coat of arms
Marconia di Pisticci is located in Italy
Marconia di Pisticci
Marconia di Pisticci
Location of Marconia di Pisticci in Italy
Coordinates: 40°21′49″N 16°41′23″E / 40.36361°N 16.68972°E / 40.36361; 16.68972Coordinates: 40°21′49″N 16°41′23″E / 40.36361°N 16.68972°E / 40.36361; 16.68972
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Matera (MT)
Elevation 106 m (348 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 9,258
Demonym marconesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 75015
Dialing code 0835
Website Official website

Marconia is a small community in the region of Basilicata, Italy with about 11,000 inhabitants. It is located in the Province of Matera and is considered a "frazione," or administrative district, of the nearby city of Pisticci. Marconia is located a few kilometers from the Gulf of Taranto on a coastal plain.

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Marconia was settled in the post-World War II period. Many of the town's inhabitants relocated from the older nearby town of Pisticci.

Marconia is named for Guglielmo Marconi, a famous 20th-century Italian credited with inventing wireless communications (radio).

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