Marsico Nuovo

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Marsico Nuovo
Comune
Comune di Marsico Nuovo
Coat of arms of Marsico Nuovo
Coat of arms
Marsico Nuovo is located in Italy
Marsico Nuovo
Marsico Nuovo
Location of Marsico Nuovo in Italy
Coordinates: 40°25′N 15°44′E / 40.417°N 15.733°E / 40.417; 15.733
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Potenza (PZ)
Frazioni Pergola, Galaino, Camporeale, Calabritto
Government
 • Mayor Domenico Vita
Area
 • Total 101 km2 (39 sq mi)
Elevation 850 m (2,790 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 4,585
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Marsicani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85052
Dialing code 0975
Patron saint San Gianuario
Saint day 26 August

Marsico Nuovo 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from Istat

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