San Gregorio Magno

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
Coat of arms of San Gregorio Magno
Coat of arms
Location of San Gregorio Magno
San Gregorio Magno is located in Italy
San Gregorio Magno
San Gregorio Magno
Location of San Gregorio Magno in Italy
San Gregorio Magno is located in Campania
San Gregorio Magno
San Gregorio Magno
San Gregorio Magno (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°39′N 15°24′E / 40.650°N 15.400°E / 40.650; 15.400
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
Government
 • MayorNicola padula
Area
 • Total49 km2 (19 sq mi)
Elevation
508 m (1,667 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2014)[3]
 • Total4,327
 • Density88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gregoriani, Sangruis (local dialect)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84020
Dialing code0828
Patron saintPope Gregory I
Saint day3 September
WebsiteOfficial website

OverviewEdit

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 featured in an independent documentary about this musical tradition entitled Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy.

Twin townsEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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