Monteforte Cilento

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Monteforte Cilento
Comune di Monteforte Cilento
Monteforte Cilento view (cropped).jpg
Coat of arms of Monteforte Cilento
Coat of arms
Monteforte Cilento within the Province of Salerno
Monteforte Cilento within the Province of Salerno
Location of Monteforte Cilento
Monteforte Cilento is located in Italy
Monteforte Cilento
Monteforte Cilento
Location of Monteforte Cilento in Italy
Monteforte Cilento is located in Campania
Monteforte Cilento
Monteforte Cilento
Monteforte Cilento (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°21′50.62″N 15°11′40.63″E / 40.3640611°N 15.1946194°E / 40.3640611; 15.1946194
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
Government
 • MayorAntonio Manzi
Area
 • Total22.17 km2 (8.56 sq mi)
Elevation
600 m (2,000 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total545
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montefortesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84060
Dialing code0974
Patron saintSt. Donatus of Arezzo
Saint dayAugust 7
WebsiteOfficial website

Monteforte Cilento is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy.

History[edit]

Monteforte was originally a Roman castrum, which expanded in the High Middle Ages after immigration due to the Saracen incursions.

It was one of the centers of the Moti del Cilento in 1828.

Geography[edit]

Monteforte is a hill town located in northern Cilento, below Chianello mountain (1,319 m) and above the valley of Alento river. It lies on the provincial highway between Trentinara and Capizzo, a frazione of Magliano Vetere. The municipality borders with the municipalities of Cicerale, Felitto, Magliano Vetere, Orria, Perito, Roccadaspide and Trentinara.

See also[edit]

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. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011

External links[edit]

Media related to Monteforte Cilento at Wikimedia Commons