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Ogliastro Cilento

Ogliastro Cilento
Comune di Ogliastro Cilento
Ogiastro Cilento within the Province of Salerno
Ogiastro Cilento within the Province of Salerno
Ogliastro Cilento is located in Italy
Ogliastro Cilento
Ogliastro Cilento
Location of Ogliastro Cilento in Italy
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Eredita, Finocchito
 • Mayor Michele Apolito (Lista Civica)
 • Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 365 m (1,198 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,241
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ogliastresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84061
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint Our Lady of Good Counsel
Saint day 26 April
Website Official website

Ogliastro Cilento is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. As of 2011 its population was of 2,241.[1]


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Overview 2.1
    • Frazioni 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


First mentioned in 1059 as Oleastrum (Latin word referred to the Olive tree), the town was part of Agropoli, a fief of the bishop of Paestum, until 1556.[2]



Located in northern Cilento, few km from the Cilentan Coast and the Ancient Greek town of Paestum (11 km), Ogliastro Cilento is a hill town bordering with the municipalities of Agropoli, Cicerale, and Prignano Cilento.[3] Crossed by the national road SS18 Naples-Reggio Calabria, it is 8 km far from Agropoli, 30 from Vallo della Lucania, 32 from Battipaglia, and 56 from Salerno.


The hamlets (frazioni) of Ogliastro the villages of Eredita and Finocchito. The municipality counts also the localities (composed of few scattered farmhouses) of Ginestre, Purgatorio, Santa Caterina, and Santa Maria della Grazia.

  • Eredita () is the most populated hamlet, and is located close to Ogliastro, below a hill. It was first mentioned in 1103 as Heredita.[2]
  • Finocchito () is a small village located in the eastern side of the municipality, near the mountain road to Cicerale. Its population is of 82.[4]


See also


  1. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ a b (Italian) History of Ogliastro Cilento
  3. ^ 40456 Ogliastro Cilento on OpenStreetMap
  4. ^ (Italian) Finocchito on

External links

  • (Italian) Ogliastro Cilento official website
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