Marsicovetere

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Marsicovetere
Comune
Comune di Marsicovetere
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Marsicovetere is located in Italy
Marsicovetere
Marsicovetere
Location of Marsicovetere in Italy
Coordinates: 40°22′N 15°50′E / 40.367°N 15.833°E / 40.367; 15.833Coordinates: 40°22′N 15°50′E / 40.367°N 15.833°E / 40.367; 15.833
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province / Metropolitan city Potenza (PZ)
Frazioni Barricelle, Villa d'Agri
Government
 • Mayor Sergio Claudio Cantiani
Area
 • Total 37.82 km2 (14.60 sq mi)
Elevation 1,037 m (3,402 ft)
Population (March 2008)
 • Total 5,253
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Marsicoveteresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85050
Dialing code 0975
Patron saint St. Bernardino of Siena
Saint day May 20
Website Official website

Marsicovetere is a town of 5,253 inhabitants and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.

Geography[edit]

It is bounded by the comuni of Calvello, Grumento Nova, Marsico Nuovo, Paterno, Tramutola and Viggiano.[1]

Historically important is the historic center, the old Marsicovetere, although the most population resides today in Villa d'Agri, a hamlet (frazione) representing the new part of the town, at 600 metres (2,000 ft) of elevation. The other municipal hamlet is Barricelle.

History[edit]

Marsicovetere was an ancient city of the Marsi in the Agri River valley, later conquered by the Romans. In the year 1000 it was seat of a county. In 1498 King Frederick IV of Naples donated it to the Caracciolo family, who held it until 1777 save a brief parenthesis under the Di Palmas. In 1860 it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 40449 (x a j h) Marsicovetere on OpenStreetMap

External links[edit]

Media related to Marsicovetere at Wikimedia Commons