Scurcola Marsicana

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Scurcola Marsicana
Comune di Scurcola Marsicana
Scurcola Marsicana Panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Scurcola Marsicana
Coat of arms
Location of Scurcola Marsicana
Scurcola Marsicana is located in Italy
Scurcola Marsicana
Scurcola Marsicana
Location of Scurcola Marsicana in Italy
Scurcola Marsicana is located in Abruzzo
Scurcola Marsicana
Scurcola Marsicana
Scurcola Marsicana (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°03′51″N 13°20′24″E / 42.06417°N 13.34000°E / 42.06417; 13.34000
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceL'Aquila (AQ)
FrazioniCappelle dei Marsi
Government
 • MayorVincenzo Nuccetelli
Area
 • Total30.02 km2 (11.59 sq mi)
Elevation
700 m (2,300 ft)
Population
(31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total2,813
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Scurcolani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
67068
Dialing code0863
Patron saintSt. Anthony of Padua, St. Vincent Ferrer
Saint dayJune 13
WebsiteOfficial website

Scurcola Marsicana is a comune and town in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.

It is located at the feet of Mount San Nicola, on the western rim of the former Fucine Lake.

History[edit]

The most ancient findings of human presence in the area date from the 9th-8th centuries BC.

The name is of Lombard origin, and is first mentioned around 1150 AD.

In the nearby, in the Palentine Plains (Italian: Piani Palentini), was fought the Battle of Tagliacozzo between Conradin of Hohenstaufen and Charles I of Anjou. The city was also the seat of a massacre of the local population by the Piedmontese troops in the aftermath of the unification of Italy.

Main sights[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from Istat