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Matera

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Matera
Comune
Comune di Matera
Panorama of Matera
Panorama of Matera
Coat of arms of Matera
Coat of arms
Matera within the Province of Matera
Matera within the Province of Matera
Matera is located in Italy
Matera
Matera
Location of Matera in Italy
Coordinates: 40°40′N 16°36′E / 40.667°N 16.600°E / 40.667; 16.600
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province / Metropolitan city Matera (MT)
Frazioni La Martella, Venusio, Picciano A, Picciano B
Government
 • Mayor Raffaello De Ruggieri
Area
 • Total 387.4 km2 (149.6 sq mi)
Elevation 401 m (1,316 ft)
Population (September 2012)[1]
 • Total 60,023
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Materani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 75100
Dialing code 0835
Patron saint Madonna della Bruna
Saint day 2 July
Website Official website
The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Matera - veduta della Civita da S. Maria di Idris.JPG
The Sassi of Matera
Criteria Cultural: iii, iv, v
Reference 670
Inscription 1993 (17th Session)
Area 1,016 ha
Buffer zone 4,365 ha

Matera is a town in the area of Basilicata, in the southern part of Italy. It is the capital of the province of Matera. On October 17, 2014, Matera was declared Italian host of European Capital of Culture for 2019

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  1. Population data from Istat