Orria

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Orria
Comune
Comune di Orria
Orria (panoramic view at sunset).jpg
Orria within the Province of Salerno
Orria within the Province of Salerno
Orria is located in Italy
Orria
Orria
Location of Orria in Italy
Coordinates: 40°17′58.1″N 15°10′14.0″E / 40.299472°N 15.170556°E / 40.299472; 15.170556Coordinates: 40°17′58.1″N 15°10′14.0″E / 40.299472°N 15.170556°E / 40.299472; 15.170556
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Casino Lebano, Piano Vetrale[1]
Area
 • Total 26.55 km2 (10.25 sq mi)
Elevation 540 m (1,770 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,161
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Orriesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84060
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint St. Felix[3]
Saint day 2nd Sunday of August[3]
Website Official website

Orria is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of South-western Italy. As of 2011 its population was of 1,161.[2]

History[edit]

The origins of town, around the 6th century, are uncertain, and possibly related to the destruction of the Ancient Greek city of Velia. Orria became an autonomous municipality in 1806, including also the town of Perito.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the middle of Cilento, and part of its national park, Orria is a hilltown whose municipality borders with Gioi, Magliano Vetere, Monteforte Cilento, Perito, Salento and Stio.[4] Its hamlets (frazioni) are the villages of Casino Lebano[1] (pop.: 69)[5] and Piano Vetrale[1] (pop.: 475).[6]

Demographics[edit]

Main sights[edit]

  • The palaces of the old town[3]
  • The rural culture museum[3]
  • The murales in the village of Piano Vetrale[3]

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (Italian) The frazioni of Orria (municipal website)
  2. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  3. ^ a b c d e f (Italian) Territory and history of Orria (municipal website)
  4. ^ 40401 (x a j h) Orria on OpenStreetMap
  5. ^ (Italian) Casino Lebano on italia.indettaglio.it
  6. ^ (Italian) Piano Vetrale on italia.indettaglio.it

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