|Comune di Marsico Nuovo|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Potenza (PZ)|
|Frazioni||Pergola, Galaino, Camporeale, Calabritto|
|• Mayor||Domenico Vita|
|• Total||101 km2 (39 sq mi)|
|Elevation||850 m (2,790 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||San Gianuario|
|Saint day||26 August|
It is an agricultural centre in the Agri river valley.
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.
Among the churches in the town are:
- Cathedral of San Giorgio
- San Gianuario
- San Michele Arcangelo
- Madonna del Carmine
- San Rocco
- Santi Maria di Constantinopoli
- Population data from Istat
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