Valva, Campania

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Comune di Valva
Panoramic view
Panoramic view
Valva is located in Italy
Location of Valva in Italy
Coordinates: 40°44′N 15°16′E / 40.733°N 15.267°E / 40.733; 15.267Coordinates: 40°44′N 15°16′E / 40.733°N 15.267°E / 40.733; 15.267
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
 • Total 26.21 km2 (10.12 sq mi)
Elevation 510 m (1,670 ft)
 • Total 1,784
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Valvesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84020
Dialing code 0828
Patron saint San Michele Arcangelo
Saint day 8 May and 29 September

Valva is an Italian town and municipality in the Province of Salerno in the south-western region of Campania. As of 2009 its population was of 1,784.[1]


It borders with the communes of Calabritto (AV), Caposele (AV), Colliano, Laviano, Oliveto Citra and Senerchia (AV).

It is an agricultural centre of the upper Sele valley, located on its left side and at the feet of the steep and rugged slopes of Monte delle Rose (1372 m) and Monte Marzano (1524 m).


Historical and artistic notes[edit]

A flourishing town of the same name was present nearby at the time of the Roman Empire. During the period of the so-called “barbarian invasions” the inhabitants built a new settlement, higher up the mountain; the ruins of this town, Valva Vecchia, can still be seen. Later the population returned to the valley and constructed the town which exists today. During the Norman period it was called Balba, and was a possession of local lords.

The façade of the church of S Giacomo has three ornate portals in the late-Baroque style.


The local economy is primarily based on agriculture. Cereals, fodder, olives and vegetables are grown and cattle, pigs and sheep are raised. Forestery and trade in livestock are practised. There is some small-scale production of olive oil, and various types of artisanal activity.


As of 2008-03-07 this article was based on a translation of this version of its counterpart in the Italian Wikipedia, it:Valva (SA).
  1. ^ (Italian) Source : Istat 2009

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