Torraca

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Torraca
Comune di Torraca
Torraca within the Province of Salerno
Torraca within the Province of Salerno
Location of Torraca
Torraca is located in Italy
Torraca
Torraca
Location of Torraca in Italy
Torraca is located in Campania
Torraca
Torraca
Torraca (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°07′N 15°38′E / 40.117°N 15.633°E / 40.117; 15.633Coordinates: 40°07′N 15°38′E / 40.117°N 15.633°E / 40.117; 15.633
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
Government
 • MayorDaniele Fillizzola (since April 2005)
Area
 • Total15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation
452 m (1,483 ft)
Population
 (December 31, 2007)[2]
 • Total1,262
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Torrachesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84030
Dialing code0973
WebsiteOfficial website

Torraca is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.

History[edit]

The LED city[edit]

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".[3]

Geography[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Torraca on cityledlighting.com

External links[edit]

Media related to Torraca at Wikimedia Commons