Satriano di Lucania

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Satriano di Lucania
Comune di Satriano di Lucania
Satriano di Lucania-Stemma.png
Coat of arms of Satriano di Lucania
Coat of arms
Location of Satriano di Lucania
Satriano di Lucania is located in Italy
Satriano di Lucania
Satriano di Lucania
Location of Satriano di Lucania in Italy
Satriano di Lucania is located in Basilicata
Satriano di Lucania
Satriano di Lucania
Satriano di Lucania (Basilicata)
Coordinates: 40°33′N 15°39′E / 40.550°N 15.650°E / 40.550; 15.650
CountryItaly
RegionBasilicata
ProvincePotenza (PZ)
FrazioniContrada Canonica, Contrada Isca, Contrada Pantanelle-Campo di Rato, Contrada Piano dei Prati, Contrada Serra, Contrada Vigna la Noce
Government
 • MayorUmberto Vita
Area
 • Total33 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation
650 m (2,130 ft)
Population
 (01 January 2017)[3]
 • Total2,345
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Satrianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
85050
Dialing code0975
Patron saintSt. Roch
Saint day16 May, 16 August, and 16 December
WebsiteOfficial website

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

History[edit]

The village was founded in the Middle Ages under the name of "Pietrafixa" (crushed stone, probably due to the geomorphological characteristics of the place), later Italianized in Pietrafesa until 1887, when the Municipal Administration decided to change the toponym in Satriano, borrowed by the ancient Lucan stronghold "Satrianum" whose ruins are located on the mountain behind, to strengthen its historical ties with it.

In the 16th century, the town gave the nickname to the painter Giovanni De Gregorio.

The village's main attraction are its murals.

Events in the town include the Carnival of Satriano di Lucania and the Lucania Etno Folk Festival.

Twin towns[edit]

The town is twinned with:

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)
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