San Mauro Cilento

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San Mauro Cilento
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
Location of San Mauro Cilento
San Mauro Cilento is located in Italy
San Mauro Cilento
San Mauro Cilento
Location of San Mauro Cilento in Italy
San Mauro Cilento is located in Campania
San Mauro Cilento
San Mauro Cilento
San Mauro Cilento (Campania)
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
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniCasalsottano, Mezzatorre
Government
 • MayorCommissar
Area
 • Total15.28 km2 (5.90 sq mi)
Elevation
560 m (1,840 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total865
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sanmauresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84070[3]
Dialing code0974[3]
Patron saintSaint Maurus
Saint dayJuly 11
WebsiteOfficial website

San Mauro Cilento is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1130. Its secondary toponym, Casalsoprano (or Casal Soprano, i. e. Upper Farmhouse),[5] is closely related to the one of the nearby and lower village of Casalsottano (i.e. Lover Farmhouse).[6]

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.[6] 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.[7]

Its hamlets (frazioni) are the villages of Casalsottano and Mezzatorre.

Culture[edit]

The town includes two little museums: the Eleousa, that includes an archive and a library,[8][9] 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.[10]

See also[edit]

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. ^ a b (in Italian) San Mauro Cilento on tuttocitta.it
  4. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  5. ^ See wiktionary:en:casale
  6. ^ a b (in Italian) Info about San Mauro Cilento and Casalsottano
  7. ^ 40347 (x a j h) San Mauro Cilento on OpenStreetMap
  8. ^ (in Italian) Eleousa Museum (Cilento National Park website)
  9. ^ (in Italian) Article about Eleousa Museum on infocilento.it
  10. ^ (in Italian) Settembre ai Fichi on the municipal website

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