Matera

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Matera
Comune
Comune di Matera

Coat of arms
Matera is located in Italy
Matera
Location of Matera in Italy
Coordinates: 40°40′N 16°36′E / 40.667°N 16.6°E / 40.667; 16.6Coordinates: 40°40′N 16°36′E / 40.667°N 16.6°E / 40.667; 16.6
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Matera (MT)
Frazioni La Martella, Venusio, Picciano A, Picciano B
Government
 • Mayor Emilio Nicola Buccico
Area
 • Total 387.4 km2 (149.6 sq mi)
Elevation 401 m (1,316 ft)
Population (June 2008)
 • Total 60,310
 • Density 155.68/km2 (403.21/sq mi)
Demonym Materani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 75100
Dialing code 0835
Patron saint Madonna della Bruna
Saint day July 2
The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera *
The Sassi of Matera.
Country  Italy
Type Cultural
Criteria iii, iv, v
Reference 670
Region ** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1993 (17th Session)

Matera is a town in the area of Basilicata, in the southern part of Italy. It is the capital of the province of Matera.

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