Polla
Comune di Polla
View of Polla from Tanagro river shore
Polla within the province of Salerno and Campania
Location of Polla
Polla
Polla
Location of Polla in Italy
Polla
Polla
Polla (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°31′N 15°30′E / 40.517°N 15.500°E / 40.517; 15.500Coordinates: 40°31′N 15°30′E / 40.517°N 15.500°E / 40.517; 15.500
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
Government
 • MayorMassimo Loviso [1]
Area
 • Total47 km2 (18 sq mi)
Elevation
468 m (1,535 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2011)[3]
 • Total5,327
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pollesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84035
Dialing code0975
Patron saintSt. Nicholas
Saint day6 December
WebsiteOfficial website

Polla is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. In 2011 its population was 5,327.[4]

History

The area in which the town is located was settled since prehistoric times, as evidenced by finds of bones and ceramic in a nearby cave. During the Ancient Roman domination it was built a forum in today's quarter of San Pietro.[5][6]

Geography

Polla is in the north of the Vallo di Diano, close to the Alburni mountain range and is crossed by the Tanagro river. It borders with the municipalities of Atena Lucana, Auletta, Brienza (PZ), Caggiano, Corleto Monforte, Pertosa, Sant'Angelo Le Fratte (PZ) and Sant'Arsenio.[7]

Demographics

Famous residents

Twin towns

See also

References

  1. ^ (in Italian) Mayor's page on Polla official website
  2. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  5. ^ (in Italian) Historical infos about Polla (municipal website)
  6. ^ (in Italian) The Cave of Polla (municipal website)
  7. ^ 40553 (x a j h) Polla on OpenStreetMap