Sicignano degli Alburni

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Sicignano degli Alburni
Comune
Comune di Sicignano degli Alburni
View with the castle
View with the castle
Coat of arms of Sicignano degli Alburni
Coat of arms
Sicignano degli Alburni within the Province of Salerno
Sicignano degli Alburni within the Province of Salerno
Sicignano degli Alburni is located in Italy
Sicignano degli Alburni
Sicignano degli Alburni
Location of Sicignano degli Alburni in Italy
Coordinates: 40°33′34.8″N 15°18′25.2″E / 40.559667°N 15.307000°E / 40.559667; 15.307000Coordinates: 40°33′34.8″N 15°18′25.2″E / 40.559667°N 15.307000°E / 40.559667; 15.307000
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Castelluccio Cosentino, Galdo degli Alburni, Scorzo, Terranova, Zuppino
Government
 • Mayor Alfonso Amato
Area
 • Total 80.57 km2 (31.11 sq mi)
Elevation 605 m (1,985 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,419
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sicignanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84029
Dialing code 0828
Patron saint St. Matthew
Saint day 7 April
Website Official website

Sicignano degli Alburni (also known simply as Sicignano) is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southern Italy. As of 2011, its population was of 3,419.[1]

History[edit]

The Roman war hero Lucio Siccio Dentato, or Lucius Sicinius Dentatus, of the gens Sicinia founded Sicignano degli Alburni as his ancient latifundium.

The earliest documentation of Sicignano is from a medieval donation document dated 1086 of the Norman count Asclettino Sicignano, Lord of Polla († 1086), gives the abbey of Cava dei Tirreni the monastery of St. Peter and St. Catherine's Church, located in the Castrum Pollae.

From 1811 to 1860, Sicignano was part of the district of Postiglione, belonging to the District of Country of the Two Sicilies.

From 1860 to 1927, during the Kingdom of Italy it was part of the district of Postiglione, belonging to the district to campaign.

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

Sicignano is located between the valley of the Tanagro river and the Alburni mountain range; its territory lying mostly within the Parco nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano.

The municipality is bordered by Auletta, Buccino, Castelcivita, Contursi Terme, Ottati, Palomonte, Petina and Postiglione.[2]

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Sicignano (2,039 inh. in the chief town) has 3 hamlets ("frazioni"):

Village Pop. (2011) Coordinates
Castelluccio Cosentino
81[3]
Galdo degli Alburni[4]
559[5]
Scorzo
382[6]
Terranova
57[7]
Zuppino
301[8]

The municipality includes also several inhabited localities, mainly composed by few scattered farms. The localities are: Acquara, Acqua della Battaglia, Acqua Salice, Arestusa, Bauso, Buonocanto, Casale, Cerzolle, Colasoria, Corticelle, Cropana, Galdo Scalo, Giungarico, Padula, Padule, Patricella,[9] Pellicara, Piesco, Rotale, Sant'Arsenio, Santa Croce, San Giovanni, San Licandro (Sicignano Scalo), Taverna Castello, Tempa delle Ginestre, Tempe, Varamanna and Vignali.

Demographics[edit]

Transport[edit]

The town has a railway station on the Salerno–Potenza–Taranto line, located 10 km north. Sicignano station is also the junction point of a line, the Sicignano–Lagonegro, closed in 1987, that counts two other station in the municipal territory: Castelluccio Cosentino and Galdo.

The municipality is crossed by the A3 motorway Naples-Reggio Calabria, and is served by the exit "Sicignano-Potenza", that is also the western end of the RA 05 motorway to Potenza. The national highway SS 19 crosses the villages of Scorzo and Zuppino.

Personalities[edit]

Gallery[edit]

The Castle of Sicignano degli Alburni 
The medieval castle of Sicignano (top) and the hamlet of Galdo 
Sicignano railway station, located in San Licandro 
The valley of Sicignano 
Castelluccio Cosentino 
Alburni and the Tanagro valley 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ 40588 (x a j h) Sicignano degli Alburni on OpenStreetMap
  3. ^ (Italian) Castelluccio Cosentino on italia.indettaglio.it
  4. ^ Commonly known as Galdo
  5. ^ (Italian) Galdo degli Alburni on italia.indettaglio.it
  6. ^ (Italian) Scorzo on italia.indettaglio.it
  7. ^ (Italian) Terranova on italia.indettaglio.it
  8. ^ (Italian) Zuppino on italia.indettaglio.it
  9. ^ Also named Patricelle

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