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Matera

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Matera
Comune di Matera
Panorama of Matera
Panorama of Matera
Matera within the Province of Matera
Matera within the Province of Matera
Location of Matera
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Coordinates: 40°40′N 16°36′E / 40.667°N 16.600°E / 40.667; 16.600
CountryItaly
RegionBasilicata
ProvinceMatera (MT)
FrazioniLa Martella, Venusio, Picciano A, Picciano B
Government
 • MayorRaffaello De Ruggieri
Area
 • Total392.09 km2 (151.39 sq mi)
Elevation
401 m (1,316 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total60,403
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Materani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
75100
Dialing code0835
Patron saintMadonna della Bruna
Saint day2 July
WebsiteOfficial 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
CriteriaCultural: iii, iv, v
Reference670
Inscription1993 (17th Session)
Area1,016 ha
Buffer zone4,365 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

References[change | change source]

  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. Population data from Istat