San Mauro Forte

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San Mauro Forte
Comune di San Mauro Forte
Coat of arms of San Mauro Forte
Coat of arms
Location of San Mauro Forte
San Mauro Forte is located in Italy
San Mauro Forte
San Mauro Forte
Location of San Mauro Forte in Italy
San Mauro Forte is located in Basilicata
San Mauro Forte
San Mauro Forte
San Mauro Forte (Basilicata)
Coordinates: 40°29′N 16°15′E / 40.483°N 16.250°E / 40.483; 16.250
CountryItaly
RegionBasilicata
ProvinceMatera (MT)
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Diluca
Area
 • Total86.89 km2 (33.55 sq mi)
Elevation
540 m (1,770 ft)
Population
(December 2008)[1]
 • Total1,803
 • Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sanmauresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
75010
Dialing code0835
Patron saintSan Mauro abate
Saint day15 January
WebsiteOfficial website

San Mauro Forte is a town and comune in the province of Matera, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.

Geography[edit]

The little town is on a hill, 540 metres (1,770 ft) above sea level, in the west central part of the province. To the north are the communes of Salandra (14 km / 9 miles), Oliveto Lucano (15 km / 9 miles) and Garaguso (17 km / 11 miles). To the east is Ferrandina (31 km / 20 miles) with Craco (25 km / 15 miles) e Stigliano (31 km / 20 miles) to the south. Accettura is (14 km / 9 miles) to the south. The provincial capital, Matera is 70 km / 44 miles away, while the administrative capital of the adjacent province, Potenza, is 66 km / 41 miles away.

San Mauro Forte is included in the administrative grouping of Upland Communes of the Matera Hills

History[edit]

The place was established in the sixth century. It was probably part of Magna Graecia.

References[edit]

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