World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Pontecagnano Faiano

Article Id: WHEBN0006126008
Reproduction Date:

Title: Pontecagnano Faiano  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Salerno Costa d'Amalfi Airport, Montecorvino Pugliano, Bellizzi, Giffoni Valle Piana, Battipaglia
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Pontecagnano Faiano

Pontecagnano Faiano
Comune
Comune di Pontecagnano Faiano
Panoramic view of Pontecagnano
Panoramic view of Pontecagnano
Coat of arms of Pontecagnano Faiano
Coat of arms
Pontecagnano within the Province of Salerno
Pontecagnano within the Province of Salerno
Pontecagnano Faiano is located in Italy
Pontecagnano Faiano
Pontecagnano Faiano
Location of Pontecagnano Faiano in Italy
Coordinates:
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Baroncino, Corvinia, Faiano, Magazzeno, Pagliarone, Picciola, Sant'Antonio a Picenzia
Government
 • Mayor Ernesto Sica (PDL)
Area
 • Total 36 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation Pontecagnano, 220 m (722 ft) Faiano 10 m (30 ft)
Population (31 August 2009)
 • Total 25,543
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pontecagnanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84098
Dialing code 089
Website Official website

Pontecagnano Faiano (also known simply as Pontecagnano) is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. Its population as of 2011 was of 25,543[1] inhabitants. The area dates back to Roman times when the city of Picentia stood in the place and was destroyed by the Romans after the Second Punic War.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Demographics 3
  • See also 4
  • Transport 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

Located in the south-eastern suburb of Salerno, the municipality is formed by the towns of Pontecagnano (main center and municipal seat), Faiano (a little hilltown, secondary seat) and by the villages of Baroncino, Corvinia, Magazzeno, Pagliarone, Picciola and Sant'Antonio a Picenzia. It borders with Battipaglia, Bellizzi, Giffoni Valle Piana, Montecorvino Pugliano and Salerno.

The town of Pontecagnano is the municipal seat and the most populated settlement of the comune. It is situated close to the urban area of Salerno and few kilometers by the coast.

The village of Faiano, the co-official administrative seat, is located few kilometers of Pontecagnano on the hills on the road to Montecorvino Pugliano, next to the Monti Picentini. It is locally known to be rich of water.

The civil parishes are Magazzeno (by the coast), Picciola (close to the airport of Salerno), Sant'Antonio a Picenzia (close to Pontecagnano) and Baroncino (between Pontecagnano and Faiano).

History

The area of Pontecagnano was settled as early as the Copper Age (3500-2300 BC), as testified by the archaeological excavations of two sanctuaries and two necropolises. In the 9th-8th centuries BC remains belonging to the Villanovan Culture, predecessor to the Etruscans, have been found.

The Etruscan center was perhaps called Amina and dated to the 6th century BC. At the height of its power it ruled all the land from Salerno to the Silaurus (Sele) River. It was known for a temple of the Argive Juno reputedly built by Jason. Here, in 268 BC, the Romans built a new town, Picentia, to house a nucleus of deported Piceni.[2]

Demographics

See also

Transport

References

  1. ^ (Italian) Source : ISTAT 2011
  2. ^ Pliny 3.9

External links

Media related to Pontecagnano Faiano at Wikimedia Commons

  • (Italian) Pontecagnano Faiano official website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.