|Comune di Torraca|
Torraca within the Province of Salerno
|Province / Metropolitan city||Salerno (SA)|
|• Mayor||Daniele Fillizzola (since April 2005)|
|• Total||15 km2 (6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||452 m (1,483 ft)|
|Population (December 31, 2007)|
|• Density||84/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The LED city
In 2007, the town spent 280,000 euro to convert all its 700 street lamps to LED technology - a first in Europe - and thereby reduced its energy and maintenance costs by 70%. Because of this, the town was awarded the Kyoto 2007 prize. Newspapers referred to Torraca as "LED city".
The town is situated in the south of Cilento, a few kilometers from Sapri and Maratea and close to the borders of Campania with Basilicata. The surrounding municipalities are Casaletto Spartano, Sapri, Tortorella and Vibonati.
Media related to Torraca at Wikimedia Commons
- (in Italian) Municipal website of Torraca
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