San Martino d'Agri

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San Martino d'Agri
Comune di San Martino d'Agri
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Location of San Martino d'Agri
San Martino d'Agri is located in Italy
San Martino d'Agri
San Martino d'Agri
Location of San Martino d'Agri in Italy
San Martino d'Agri is located in Basilicata
San Martino d'Agri
San Martino d'Agri
San Martino d'Agri (Basilicata)
Coordinates: 40°14′N 16°3′E / 40.233°N 16.050°E / 40.233; 16.050Coordinates: 40°14′N 16°3′E / 40.233°N 16.050°E / 40.233; 16.050
CountryItaly
RegionBasilicata
ProvincePotenza (PZ)
FrazioniSan Pietro
Area
 • Total50 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation
666 m (2,185 ft)
Population
 (2007)[3]
 • Total889
 • Density18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sanmartinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
85030
Dialing code0973
ISTAT code076077
WebsiteOfficial website

San Martino d'Agri is a hill town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. It is a town of less the 800 people most of the year, but in August the population swells to around 2,000 when Sammartinesi return for the Festa della Madonna della Rupe, some coming from as far as North America, South America and Australia. San Martino d'Agri is on the peak of a hill at 666 meters above sea level. At one point in the town's history, there was a major mudslide (frana) that wiped out most of the town; however, it recovered. Atop the hill stands a medieval castle, which was first owned by the barone. However, after the barone was overthrown, there was an earthquake that destroyed much of the town. The castle was later renovated and divided up into sections for different families' housing. In the late mid-1900s, a section was abandoned and wasn't renovated until 2003. That part, as well as another is currently owned and still being renovated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)