Roccaforzata

Roccaforzata is a town and comune in the province of Taranto, Apulia, southeastern Italy. Roccaforzata was historically an Arbëreshë settlement. After the inhabitants abandoned the Albanian Greek Orthodox faith they assimilated into the local population.[3]

Roccaforzata
Comune di Roccaforzata
Coat of arms
Location of Roccaforzata
Roccaforzata is located in Italy
Roccaforzata
Roccaforzata
Location of Roccaforzata in Italy
Roccaforzata is located in Apulia
Roccaforzata
Roccaforzata
Roccaforzata (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°26′N 17°24′E / 40.433°N 17.400°E / 40.433; 17.400
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceTaranto (TA)
FrazioniChianche, Paretone
Government
 • MayorVincenzo Pastore
Area
 • Total6.15 km2 (2.37 sq mi)
Elevation
145 m (476 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[2]
 • Total1,819
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
DemonymRocchesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
74020
Dialing code099
Patron saintMadonna della Camera, S.Elia
Saint dayThursday after Easter, 20 July
WebsiteOfficial website


Notable PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ Population from ISTAT
  3. ^ P. Bruni, ed. (2004). Arbëreshë: cultura e civiltà di un popolo. p. 33. ISBN 9788824020091.