Scafati

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Scafati
Comune di Scafati
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Coat of arms of Scafati
Coat of arms
Location of Scafati
Scafati is located in Italy
Scafati
Scafati
Location of Scafati in Italy
Scafati is located in Campania
Scafati
Scafati
Scafati (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°44′N 14°32′E / 40.733°N 14.533°E / 40.733; 14.533
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniBagni, Mariconda, San Pietro, Marra-Zaffaranelli, Trentuno, San Vincenzo, Ventotto, San Antonio Vecchio
Government
 • MayorGiorgio Manari (prefectural commissioner)
Area
 • Total19.9 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total50,686
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Scafatesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84018
Dialing code081
Patron saintSanta Maria delle Vergini
Saint dayFourth Sunday of July
WebsiteOfficial website

Scafati [skaˈfaːti] (Latin: Scafatum) is a city and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy.

Geography[edit]

Scafati is situated on the river Sarno. Under the bridge over the river into the village, the Sarno divides into a primary and two secondary branches. The town is bordered by Angri, Boscoreale, Poggiomarino, Pompei, San Marzano sul Sarno, San Valentino Torio, Sant'Antonio Abate and Santa Maria la Carità.

History[edit]

In the early Middle Ages, the Scafati area was on the border between the Duchy of Benevento (later principality of Salerno) and the Duchy of Naples. The current settlement was created in the 18th century after the area around the Sarno river plain was stripped of the woods and a Royal road was opened in it.

During the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Scafati was the seat of textile workshops and of an artillery magazine, established by king Ferdinand II. Scafati was damaged by falls of pyroclastic rocks in the course of the 1707 Mount Vesuvius eruption.

During World War II, it was liberated from the German occupation by British troops on 28 September 1943.

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. ^ Population data from Istat