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San Gregorio Magno (local dialect: San Grgorij) is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southern Italy.
San Gregorio Magno
|Comune di San Gregorio Magno|
|Coordinates: 40°39′N 15°24′E / 40.650°N 15.400°E|
|• Mayor||Nicola padula|
|• Total||49 km2 (19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||475 m (1,558 ft)|
(31 December 2014)
|• Density||88/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Gregoriani, Sangruis (local dialect)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Pope Gregory I|
|Saint day||3 September|
San Gregorio Magno is located in an ethnographic region of Southern Italy with a unique form of folk music played on a specialized bagpipe called a Zampogna. The instrument is closely associated with the pastoral culture of the region and is played for secular purposes, such as the tarantella folk dance, as well as for religious devotion. San Gregorio Magno was recently[when?] featured in an independent documentary about this musical tradition entitled Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- ^ "San Gregorio Magno". Tuttitalia (in Italian).
- ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Official website (in Italian)