San Mauro Cilento

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San Mauro Cilento
Comune
Comune di San Mauro Cilento
St. Maurus church in Casalsottano
St. Maurus church in Casalsottano
San Mauro Cilento within the Province of Salerno
San Mauro Cilento within the Province of Salerno
San Mauro Cilento is located in Italy
San Mauro Cilento
San Mauro Cilento
Location of San Mauro Cilento in Italy
Coordinates: 40°13′35.98″N 15°02′44.02″E / 40.2266611°N 15.0455611°E / 40.2266611; 15.0455611Coordinates: 40°13′35.98″N 15°02′44.02″E / 40.2266611°N 15.0455611°E / 40.2266611; 15.0455611
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Casalsottano, Mezzatorre
Government
 • Mayor Carlo Pisacane[1]
(since May 2014)
Area
 • Total 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 560 m (1,840 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 985
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sanmauresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84070[3]
Dialing code 0974[3]
Patron saint Saint Maurus
Saint day July 11
Website Official website

San Mauro Cilento is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. In 2011 its population was 985.[2]

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1130. Its secondary toponym, Casalsoprano (or Casal Soprano, i. e. Upper Farmhouse),[4] is closely related to the one of the nearby and lower village of Casalsottano (i.e. Lover Farmhouse).[5]

Geography[edit]

San Mauro is a hillside town located in central Cilento, below the Stella mountain (1,131 amsl). It is divided into the quarters of Ratto, Serra, Sorrentini and Vallongella.[5] Its municipal territory, part of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, spans to the coast and borders with Montecorice, Pollica, Serramezzana and Sessa Cilento.[6]

Its hamlets (frazioni) are the villages of:

Demographics[edit]

Culture[edit]

The town includes two little museums: the Eleousa, that includes an archive and a library,[9][10] and the Parish Museum of San Mauro.

One of the most prominent cultural events is Settembre ai Fichi (i.e. "September to the Figs"), a sagra that is held every year from the end of August to the beginnings of September.[11]

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