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Polla (view from Tanagro).jpg
The Tanagro crossing Polla
Country  Italy
Main source Hillside near Casalbuono
River mouth Sele River, near Contursi Terme
Basin size 1,835 km2 (708 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 92 km (57 mi)
  • Average rate:
    20 m3/s (710 cu ft/s)

The Tanagro (Tanàgro) or Negro is a river of the Province of Salerno, southwestern Italy. It rises in the Vallo di Diano and is a tributary of the Sele River. In ancient times it was known as Tanager.


From the origin to the mouth, the river flows in the municipal territories of Casalbuono, Montesano sulla Marcellana, Buonabitacolo, Sassano, Padula, Sala Consilina, Teggiano, San Rufo, Atena Lucana, Sant'Arsenio, Polla, Pertosa, Auletta, Petina, Buccino, Sicignano degli Alburni and Contursi Terme. It crosses the towns and villages of Casalbuono, Ascolese (Padula), Silla (Sassano), Atena Lucana Scalo, Polla, Pertosa (near the caves), Auletta, Sicignano Scalo and Contursi Scalo.[1]


Coordinates: 40°38′N 15°14′E / 40.633°N 15.233°E / 40.633; 15.233