Vallo della Lucania

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Vallo della Lucania
Comune di Vallo della Lucania
Panoramic view of Vallo
Panoramic view of Vallo
Coat of arms of Vallo della Lucania
Coat of arms
Vallo within the Province of Salerno
Vallo within the Province of Salerno
Location of Vallo della Lucania
Vallo della Lucania is located in Italy
Vallo della Lucania
Vallo della Lucania
Location of Vallo della Lucania in Italy
Vallo della Lucania is located in Campania
Vallo della Lucania
Vallo della Lucania
Vallo della Lucania (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°14′N 15°16′E / 40.233°N 15.267°E / 40.233; 15.267Coordinates: 40°14′N 15°16′E / 40.233°N 15.267°E / 40.233; 15.267
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniAngellara, Massa, Pattano
Government
 • MayorAntonio Aloia (Lista Civica)
Area
 • Total25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation
380 m (1,250 ft)
Population
(31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total8,680
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vallesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84078, 84040, 84050, 84060
Dialing code0974
Patron saintSt. Pantaleone
Saint dayJuly 27
WebsiteOfficial website

Vallo della Lucania (commonly known simply as Vallo) is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It lies in the middle of Cilento and its population is 8,680.[1]

History[edit]

A settlement called Castrum Cornutum (meaning: "Fortress of Cornutans") is documented in the 13th century: according to the Italian historian Giuseppe Maiese, it had been founded by colonists from Cornutum, an ancient city in Dalmatia. In the 18th century the town changed its name to Vallo di Novi. In 1806, during the French government of the Kingdom of Naples, it was made a district capital.

Geography[edit]

The town is located in the middle of the Cilento and its National Park, close to Gelbison mountain and not too far from the ancient Greek town of Velia.

The municipality borders with Cannalonga, Castelnuovo Cilento, Ceraso, Gioi, Moio della Civitella, Novi Velia, and Salento.[2] The hamlets (frazioni) are Angellara, Massa, and Pattano.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ 40352 (x a j h) Vallo della Lucania on OpenStreetMap

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