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Comune di Policoro
Touristic port of Policoro
Touristic port of Policoro
Coat of arms of Policoro
Coat of arms
Policoro is located in Italy
Location of Policoro in Italy
Coordinates: 40°12′N 16°40′E / 40.200°N 16.667°E / 40.200; 16.667Coordinates: 40°12′N 16°40′E / 40.200°N 16.667°E / 40.200; 16.667
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province / Metropolitan city Matera (MT)
 • Mayor Rocco Leone (PdL)
 • Total 67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (October 31, 2005)
 • Total 15,549
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Policoresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 75025
Dialing code 0835
Patron saint Madonna of the Bridge
Website Official website

Policoro is a town and comune in the province of Matera, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. It is bounded by the communes of Rotondella, Scanzano Jonico and Tursi. Policoro is a relatively small town of approximately 15,000 inhabitants. Situated on the coast, its population swells in the summertime due to an influx of tourists who come to enjoy the Lido di Policoro.


Main sights[edit]

The National Museum of Siritide has a wealth of information on the Greek settlement of Heraclea, the ruins of which lie on the outskirts of the town and can be viewed daily with a minimal charge.

Notable people[edit]

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