Pertosa

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Pertosa
Comune di Pertosa
Panorama
Panorama
Coat of arms of Pertosa
Coat of arms
Pertosa within the Province of Salerno
Pertosa within the Province of Salerno
Location of Pertosa
Pertosa is located in Italy
Pertosa
Pertosa
Location of Pertosa in Italy
Pertosa is located in Campania
Pertosa
Pertosa
Pertosa (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°33′N 15°27′E / 40.550°N 15.450°E / 40.550; 15.450Coordinates: 40°33′N 15°27′E / 40.550°N 15.450°E / 40.550; 15.450
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniMuraglione[1]
Area
 • Total6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation
310 m (1,020 ft)
Population
 (31-12-2010)[3]
 • Total714
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pertosani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84030
Dialing code0975
WebsiteOfficial website

Pertosa is a village and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. In 2010 its population was 714.[4]

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

The village is situated in the eastern side of the province of Salerno, close to the municipalities of Auletta, Polla and Caggiano and to Alburni mountains. Its only hamlet (frazione) is the little village of Muraglione, in which are located the show caves.

Demographics[edit]

At the census in 2001 the town had a population of 727, a drop from the 897 at the previous census in 1991.[5]

Main sights[edit]

Pertosa is a receptive tourist place principally for its karst show cave system, the Pertosa Caves (Grotte di Pertosa). The caves are located in the valley below the town, by the river Tanagro.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Location of the caves
  2. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2010
  5. ^ Pertosa on campania.indettaglio.it

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