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Comune di Matera
Coat of arms of Matera
Coat of arms
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province / Metropolitan city Matera (MT)
Frazioni La Martella, Venusio, Picciano A, Picciano B
 • Mayor Salvatore Adduce
 • 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(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 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. On October 17, 2014, Matera was declared Italian host of European Capital of Culture for 2019