Marsico Nuovo

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Marsico Nuovo
Comune di Marsico Nuovo
Coat of arms of Marsico Nuovo
Coat of arms
Location of Marsico Nuovo
Marsico Nuovo is located in Italy
Marsico Nuovo
Marsico Nuovo
Location of Marsico Nuovo in Italy
Marsico Nuovo is located in Basilicata
Marsico Nuovo
Marsico Nuovo
Marsico Nuovo (Basilicata)
Coordinates: 40°25′N 15°44′E / 40.417°N 15.733°E / 40.417; 15.733
CountryItaly
RegionBasilicata
ProvincePotenza (PZ)
FrazioniPergola, Galaino, Camporeale, Calabritto
Government
 • MayorGelsomina Sassano
Area
 • Total100.97 km2 (38.98 sq mi)
Elevation
850 m (2,790 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total4,014
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Marsicani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
85052
Dialing code0975
Patron saintSan Gianuario
Saint day26 August

Marsico Nuovo (Lucano: Màrsc) is a town and comune of the province of Potenza in the Basilicata region of southern Italy. It was the seat of the bishops of Grumentum.

It is an agricultural centre in the Agri river valley.

History[edit]

The city's origins are obscure, but, after the destruction by the Saracens of the ancient Grumentum, the town grew in importance, and became the seat of a county under the Normans (11th century). Its most famous count was Sylvester of Marsico.

It was subsequently ruled by the Hauteville, the Guarna and Sanseverino families. The last count from the latter, Ferrante Sanseverino, was exiled in 1552 and his fiefs acquired by the Kingdom of Naples.

Main sights[edit]

Among the churches in the town are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Population data from Istat

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