Rotonda, Basilicata

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Comune di Rotonda
Rotonda is located in Italy
Location of Rotonda in Italy
Coordinates: 39°57′N 16°2′E / 39.950°N 16.033°E / 39.950; 16.033Coordinates: 39°57′N 16°2′E / 39.950°N 16.033°E / 39.950; 16.033
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province / Metropolitan city Potenza (PZ)
 • Total 42 km2 (16 sq mi)
Elevation 635 m (2,083 ft)
Population (December 2008)[1]
 • Total 3,632
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Rotondesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85048
Dialing code 0973
Patron saint Sant'Antonio di Padova
Saint day 8–13 June
Website Official website

Rotonda is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.

Rotonda is famous for the Melanzana rossa di Rotonda. This is the only Ethiopian Eggplant grown in Europe in significant quantities. A reddish kind of aubergine that looks similar to a tomato it has a unique flavor and is exported e.g. as a tasty pickle.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)