Montecorice 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

Montecorice
Comune di Montecorice
Coat of arms of Montecorice
Montecorice within the Province of Salerno
Montecorice within the Province of Salerno
Location of Montecorice
Montecorice is located in Italy
Montecorice
Montecorice
Location of Montecorice in Italy
Montecorice is located in Campania
Montecorice
Montecorice
Montecorice (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°14′3″N 14°59′2″E / 40.23417°N 14.98389°E / 40.23417; 14.98389
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniAgnone Cilento, Case del Conte, Cosentini, Fornelli, Giungatelle, Ortodonico, Zoppi
Government
 • MayorPierpaolo Piccirilli[1]
(since 2012)
Area
 • Total22.13 km2 (8.54 sq mi)
Elevation
90 m (300 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2011)[3]
 • Total2,545
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
DemonymMontecoricesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84060
Dialing code0974
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Montecorice likely originated as a small village around the monastery of Sant'Arcangelo, which existed as early as the 10th century.

GeographyEdit

The municipality is situated in the middle of Cilento region, bordering with the municipalities of Castellabate, Perdifumo, San Mauro Cilento and Serramezzana. The village is situated in a hilly area only 3 km from the coast.

It counts 7 hamlets (frazioni): Agnone Cilento, Case del Conte, Cosentini, Fornelli, Giungatelle, Ortodonico and Zoppi.

EconomyEdit

The economy is mostly based on agriculture (olives, figs, wine grape, fruit), animal husbandry and fishing. Summer tourism is developed in Agnone and its neighborhood.

DemographicsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Italian) Mayor's page on Montecorice municipal website
  2. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011

External linksEdit

  Media related to Montecorice at Wikimedia Commons