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Province of Salerno

Province of Salerno
Province
Palazzo Sant'Agostino, home to the provincial seat.
Palazzo Sant'Agostino, home to the provincial seat.
Map highlighting the location of the province of Salerno in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Salerno in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Campania
Capital(s) Salerno
Comuni 158
Government
 • President Antonio Iannone
Area
 • Total 4,923 km2 (1,901 sq mi)
Population (31 October 2012)
 • Total 1,092,349
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84100
Telephone prefix 089
Vehicle registration SA
ISTAT 065
Website http://www.provincia.salerno.it

The Province of Salerno (Italian: Provincia di Salerno) is a province in the Campania region of Italy.

Geography

The largest towns in the province are: Salerno, the capital, which has a population of 131,950; Cava de' Tirreni, Battipaglia and Nocera Inferiore, all having around 50,000 inhabitants. The province has an area of 4,923 km2 (1,901 sq mi), and a total population of about 1.1 million. There are 158 comuni, the one with the largest area being Eboli. See Comuni of the Province of Salerno.

Tourism

One of the features of the rugged country-side is Felitto and Magliano Vetere formed by the Calore lucano river. This area is of great geological interest and is rich in flora and fauna.

One of the many historical buildings in the province is the chapter house belonging to the Certosa di Padula (or Carthreuse of Padula or of San Lorenzo in Padula), a Carthusian monastery in the town of Padula. The building has evolved over centuries; the earliest parts were constructed in the early 14th century. A mannerist cloister leads to the church, and a later 17th-century cloister has loggias supported by rusticated columns. These features add to the general baroque character of the building.

The chapter house has been adapted for the Museo Archeologico della Lucania Occidentale, which has many ancient artifacts dating from Roman times.

The Monti Picentini area is home to the eponymous regional park, which is home to several natural preserves.

External links

  • Official website (Italian)


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