Moliterno

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Moliterno
Comune di Moliterno
Skyline of Moliterno
Coat of arms of Moliterno
Coat of arms
Location of Moliterno
Moliterno is located in Italy
Moliterno
Moliterno
Location of Moliterno in Italy
Moliterno is located in Basilicata
Moliterno
Moliterno
Moliterno (Basilicata)
Coordinates: 40°14′32.1″N 15°52′2.5″E / 40.242250°N 15.867361°E / 40.242250; 15.867361
CountryItaly
RegionBasilicata
ProvincePotenza (PZ)
FrazioniFontana D'Eboli, Piano Di Maglie, Rimintiello, Tempa Del Conte
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Tancredi
Area
 • Total98.55 km2 (38.05 sq mi)
Elevation
879 m (2,884 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,916
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Moliternesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
85047
Dialing code0975
Patron saintSt Dominic
Saint dayAugust 4
WebsiteOfficial website

Moliterno is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. It is bounded by the comuni of Castelsaraceno, Grumento Nova, Lagonegro, Lauria, Montesano sulla Marcellana, Sarconi, Tramutola.

History[edit]

Tradition states that Moliterno was built after the destruction of Grumentum by the Saracens, which occurred between 872 and 975. Several Grumentini, who had escaped the massacre, settled around a tower built by the Lombards. Moliterno was later a possession of the Normans.

Main sights[edit]

Churches[edit]

  • Chiesa Madre, inside it houses the painting of The Deposition, attributed to the 17th-century painter Pietrafesa.
  • Chiesa del Rosario
  • Chiesa della Trinità
  • Chiesa Santa Croce

Chapels[edit]

  • Madonna del Carmine
  • Chiesa Santa Barbara
  • Cappella di San Pietro
  • Chiesa di San Rocco
  • Cappella dell' Angelo

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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