From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Teana (disambiguation).
Comune di Teana
Photo de Teana en Basilicate.JPG
Teana is located in Italy
Location of Teana in Italy
Coordinates: 40°8′N 16°9′E / 40.133°N 16.150°E / 40.133; 16.150Coordinates: 40°8′N 16°9′E / 40.133°N 16.150°E / 40.133; 16.150
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province / Metropolitan city Potenza (PZ)
 • Total 19 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 806 m (2,644 ft)
Population (December 2008)[1]
 • Total 683
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Teanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85030
Dialing code 0973
Patron saint San Biagio
Saint day 8 August - 9 August
Website Official website

Teana is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Some of the local landmarks and points of interest are the ruins of a Lombard Castle, the Church of our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Chapel of San Christofaro, and the Chapel of Santa Maria delle Grazie. In the past, the region was known for the production of silk from silkworms.

According to the corresponding article at Italian Wikipedia, the name Teana is a derivative of the Greek word "Theano", the wife of Pythagoras, the philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism. Local legend states the town was formed from members of Pythagorean school.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)