Marsicovetere
Comune di Marsicovetere
Location of Marsicovetere
Marsicovetere
Marsicovetere
Location of Marsicovetere in Italy
Marsicovetere
Marsicovetere
Marsicovetere (Basilicata)
Coordinates: 40°22′N 15°50′E / 40.367°N 15.833°E / 40.367; 15.833Coordinates: 40°22′N 15°50′E / 40.367°N 15.833°E / 40.367; 15.833
CountryItaly
RegionBasilicata
ProvincePotenza (PZ)
FrazioniBarricelle, Villa d'Agri
Government
 • MayorMarco Zipparri
Area
 • Total37.82 km2 (14.60 sq mi)
Elevation
1,037 m (3,402 ft)
Population
 (30 September 2017)[2]
 • Total5,543
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Marsicoveteresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
85050
Dialing code0975
Patron saintSt. Bernardino of Siena
Saint dayMay 20
WebsiteOfficial website

Marsicovetere (Lucano: Marsëcuvètrë) is a town of and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.

Geography

It is bounded by the comuni of Calvello, Grumento Nova, Marsico Nuovo, Paterno, Tramutola and Viggiano.[3]

Historically important is the historic center, the old Marsicovetere, although the most population resides today in Villa d'Agri, a hamlet (frazione) representing the new part of the town, at 600 metres (2,000 ft) of elevation. The other municipal hamlet is Barricelle.

History

Marsicovetere was an ancient city of the Marsi in the Agri River valley, later conquered by the Romans. In the year 1000 it was seat of a county. In 1498 King Frederick IV of Naples donated it to the Caracciolo family, who held it until 1777 save a brief parenthesis under the Di Palmas. In 1860 it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.

References

  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. ^ 40449 (x a j h) Marsicovetere on OpenStreetMap

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