Perito

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Not to be confused with the town of Pereto.
Perito
Comune
Comune di Perito
Perito, centro storico.JPG
Perito within the Province of Salerno
Perito within the Province of Salerno
Perito is located in Italy
Perito
Perito
Location of Perito in Italy
Coordinates: 40°18′02.2″N 15°08′54.3″E / 40.300611°N 15.148417°E / 40.300611; 15.148417Coordinates: 40°18′02.2″N 15°08′54.3″E / 40.300611°N 15.148417°E / 40.300611; 15.148417
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Ostigliano
Area
 • Total 23 km2 (9 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,007
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Peritesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84060
Dialing code 0974
Website Official website

Perito 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 1,007.[1]

History[edit]

In the Middle Ages Perito had an important role as fortified town in control of the valleys below. From 1801 to 1860 it was a hamlet of Orria, then it became an independent municipality.[2]

Geography[edit]

Perito is a hill town located in Cilento, included into its national park. The municipal territory, partly crossed by Alento river, borders with Cicerale, Lustra, Monteforte Cilento, Orria, Prignano Cilento, Rutino and Salento.[3] It counts a single hamlet (frazione): Ostigliano (pop.: 431).[4]

Demographics[edit]

Gallery[edit]

The medieval St. Nicholas' church 
View of the hamlet of Ostigliano 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ (Italian) History of Perito (municipal website)
  3. ^ 40395 (x a j h) Perito on OpenStreetMap
  4. ^ (Italian) Ostigliano on italia.indettaglio.it

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