Nocera Inferiore

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Nocera Inferiore
Comune di Nocera Inferiore
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
 • Mayor Antonio Romano (since May 2002)
 • Total 20 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (December 31, 2007)
 • Total 46,095
 • Density 2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Nocerini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84014
Dialing code 081
Patron saint San Prisco
Saint day May 9
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Nocera Inferiore, is a town and comune in Campania, Italy, in the province of Salerno, at the foot of Monte Albino, 20 km east-south-east of Naples by rail, 135 ft (41 m). above sea-level.

Nuceria Alfaterna appears to have been the chief town in the valley of the Sarnus, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Stabiae and Surrentum all being dependent upon it.

Hannibal destroyed the town in 216.

In 1385 Pope Urban VI was besieged in the castle of Charles of Durazzo.

At Nocera had sped a big part of they life the painter Francesco Solimena, and the writers Jacopo Sannazzaro and Domenico Rea.

Is the birthplace of the footballers Simone Barone and Raffaele De Martino. Originally from Nocera are the parents of Italian American Warren Cuccurullo and Mario Cuomo.