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Encyclopedia > Potenza
Comune di Potenza

Municipal coat of arms
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Potenza (PZ)
Mayor Vito Santarsiero
Elevation 819 m
Area 174 km²
Population
 - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 69,295
 - Density 401/km²
Time zone CET, UTC+1
Coordinates 40°38′N, 15°48′E
Gentilic Potentini
Dialing code 0971
Postal code 85100
Patron St. Gerard
 - Day May 30
Website: www.comune.potenza.it]

Potenza (IPA: /po'teηtsa/) is a town and comune in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata (former Lucania). It is the capital of the Potenza province and the Basilicata region. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitutions role is: to recognize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws... Basilicata is a region in the south of Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Puglia (Apulia) to the east, Calabria to the south, it has one short coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea and another of the Gulf of Taranto in the Ionian Sea to the south-east. ... In Italy, a province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of intermediate level between municipality (comune) and region (regione). ... The Province of Potenza (Italian: Provincia di Potenza) is a province in the Basilicata region of Italy. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Here are a list of area codes in Italy. ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... IPA may refer to: The International Phonetic Alphabet or India Pale Ale ... In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality. ... Basilicata is a region in the south of Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Puglia (Apulia) to the east, Calabria to the south, it has one short coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea and another of the Gulf of Taranto in the Ionian Sea to the south-east. ... The Province of Potenza (Italian: Provincia di Potenza) is a province in the Basilicata region of Italy. ... Basilicata is a region in the south of Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Puglia (Apulia) to the east, Calabria to the south, it has one short coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea and another of the Gulf of Taranto in the Ionian Sea to the south-east. ...


The city is the highest capital of region and one of the highest capitals of province in Italy, commanding the valley of the Basento river, on the Apennines of Lucania, east of Salerno. Its territory is bounded by the comuni of Anzi, Avigliano, Brindisi Montagna, Picerno, Pietragalla, Pignola, Ruoti, Tito, Vaglio Basilicata. The Basento is a river in southern Italy. ... This is about the terrestrial mountain range. ... Salerno is a town in Campania, south-western Italy, the capital of the province of the same name. ... Country Italy Region Basilicata Province Potenza (PZ) Mayor Elevation m Area km² Population  - Total (as of ISTAT 1996) 46,074  - Density /km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Dialing code 0971 Postal code 85014 Patron San Pietro  - Day April 7 Website: Comune di Anzi Geography Anzi is a town... Avigliano is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. ... Brindisi Montagna is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. ... Picerno is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. ... Pietragalla is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. ... Pignola is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. ... Ruoti is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. ... Country Italy Region Basilicata Province Potenza (PZ) Mayor Elevation m Area 70 km² Population  - Total 6,378  - Density 91/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Titesi Dialing code 0971 Postal code 85050 Frazioni Tito Scalo, Radolena, Frascheto, Rione Mancusi Patron St. ... Vaglio Basilicata is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. ...

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History

Ancient times

According to Strabo and Pliny the Elder, Potentia was one of the most ancient free cities of Lucania. The first settlement was probably located on a lower site than now, some 10 km south of today's Potenza. The Greek geographer Strabo in a 16th century engraving. ... Pliny the Elder: an imaginative 19c portrait. ...


The Lucani of Potenza sided against Rome's enemies during the latter's wars against the Samnites and the Bruttii. Subjected in the course of the 4th century BC (gaining later the status of municipium), the Potentini rebelled after the Roman defeat at Cannae (216 BC). However, the Battle of the Metaurus marked the end of any Carthaginian hope in Italy, and Potentia was reconquered by the Romans and reduced to the mere status of military colony. Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Samnite warriors Samnium (Oscan Safinim) was a region of the southern Apennines in Italy that was home to the Samnites, a group of Sabellic tribes that controlled the area from about 600 BC to about 290 BC. Samnium was delimited by Latium in the north, by Lucania in the south... Wikisource has an original article from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica about: Bruttii The Bruttii were an ancient people of southern Italy, occupying the interior of Bruttium (modern Calabria). ... For the 11th-century battle in the Byzantine conquest of the Mezzogiorno, see Battle of Cannae (1018). ... The Battle of the Metaurus was a pivotal battle in the ancient conflict between Rome and Carthage, fought in 207 BC near the Metaurus River in Italy. ... This article is about the ancient city-state of Carthage in North Africa. ...


Middle Ages

In the 6th century the city passed to the Lombard Duchy of Benevento. It later suffered various Saracen ravages before the Norman conquest of the whole of Southern Italy. In the 12th century Potenza was an important bishopric seat. In 1137 the city hosted Pope Innocent II and Emperor Lothair II during their failing attempt at conquest of the Norman kingdom. In 1148 or 1149 Roger II of Sicily hosted here king Louis VII of France, whom the Norman fleet had freed from the Saracens. After having been ravaged by Emperor Frederick II, the city subsequently remained loyal to the Hohenstaufen: in this way it was almost totally destroyed by Charles I when the Angevin lord conquered the Kingdom of Sicily. On December 18, 1273, an earthquake added further destruction. The Lombards (Latin Langobardi, whence comes the alternative name Longobards found in older English texts), were a Germanic people originally from Northern Europe that entered the late Roman Empire. ... The Duchy of Benevento was the southernmost Lombard duchy in medieval Italy, centred on Benevento, a city central in the Mezzogiorno. ... Norman conquests in red. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... // Groups BL1137 is the (now defunct) Unix group at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ where Unix and C were invented. ... Pope Innocent II (died September 24, 1143), born Gregorio Papareschi, was Pope from 1130 to 1143, and was probably one of the clergy in personal attendance on the antipope Clement III (Guibert of Ravenna). ... Lothair II of Supplinburg ( 1075– 1137), was the Duke of Saxony ( 1106), King of Germany ( 1125), and Holy Roman Emperor from 1133 to 1137. ... Roger II, from Liber ad honorem Augusti of Petrus de Ebulo, 1196. ... Louis VII the Younger (French: Louis VII le Jeune) (1120 – September 18, 1180) was King of France from 1137 to 1180. ... Frederick II (December 26, 1194 – December 13, 1250), of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, was a pretender to the title of King of the Romans from 1212 and unopposed holder of that monarchy from 1215. ... Arms of the Hohenstaufen Dynasty The Hohenstaufen (or the Staufer(s)) were a dynasty of Kings of Germany, many of whom were also crowned Holy Roman Emperor and Dukes of Swabia. ... Charles I (March 1227 - January 7, 1285) was the posthumous son of King Louis VIII of France, created Count of Anjou by his elder brother King Louis IX in 1246, thus founding the second Angevin dynasty. ... In the Gregorian calendar, December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years), with 13 days remaining until the end of the year. ... For broader historical context, see 1270s and 13th century. ...


Modern age

In the following years the city lived no relevant events, and was under various feudal owners. Potenza was site of riots against the Spanish domination, but in 1694 it was almost wholly destroyed by another earthquake. Events February 6 - The colony Quilombo dos Palmares is destroyed. ...


With the declaration of the Neapolitan Republic (1799), Potenza was one of the first cities to rebel against the king. After the momentary Bourbon repression, the city was conquered by the French army in 1806, and declared capital of Basilicata. King Joachim Murat improved the city's conditions and administration, and some urban improvements were introduced for the visit of Ferdinand II in 1846. A revolt broke out in 1848, again suppressed by the Bourbon weapons, and a third devastating earthquake followed in 1857. Potenza rebelled for the last time in 1860, in time for the unification of Italy brought by Garibaldi's revolutionary army. The flag of the Parthenopaen Republic was the French tricolor, with the a yellow stripe in the place of the white one The Parthenopaean Republic (Italian: Repubblica Napolitana) formed a brief interlude in the history of the Kingdom of Naples, the result of activities of France in the aftermath of... Joachim Murat, King of Naples, Marshal of France Murat portrait, by François Pascal Simon, Baron Gérard, c. ... Ferdinand II (26 August 1469 - September 7, 1496), sometimes known as Ferrantino, was King of Naples from 1495 to 1496. ... Italian unification, also known as Risorgimento (resurrection), was a historical process by which the Kingdom of Sardinia (ruled by the Savoy dynasty with Turin as its capital) gradually conquered the Italian peninsula, including the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, the Duchy of Modena, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, the Duchy... Garibaldi in 1866. ...


In September 1943 the city suffered heavy Allied bombings. In 1980, another earthquake hit Potenza strongly 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Main sights

Transportation

Potenza is a rail junction on the main line from Salerno to Taranto. Salerno is a town in Campania, south-western Italy, the capital of the province of the same name. ... Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, southern Italy. ...


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