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Basilicata Region

Provinces of Basilicata Region
MateraPotenza 
General Information
CapitalPotenza
ZoneSouthern Italy
Number of Municipalities131
Number of Provinces2
Basilicata Photo
From Christ Redeemer Statue in Maratea to Rivello's Panorama, from Guevara Tower to Melfi Norman Castle
Population
Total573,694
Males281,443
Females292,251
Useful Information
Population Namelucani
Useful Link
Map of Basilicata
Official Site
Towns Twinning
Coat of Arms
Codes
Istat Code17
AbbreviationBAS
ISO 3166-2IT-77
NUTSITF5
Surface
Kmq9,995
Mountain46.9%
Hill45.1%
Plain8.0%
Etymology (name origin)
The name derives from basilikos which was the Byzantine official in charge of administrating the region during the Hellenistic rule. Others argue that the name may infer to the Basilica of Acerenza which held judicial power in the Middle Ages. In the Roman Age, Basilicata was known as Lucania, named after the tribes which populated the region in the Iron Age.
Geography
Basilicata borders Campania to the west, Apulia (Puglia) to the east, Calabria to the south. It has two short coastlines, one on the Tyrrhenian Sea and another on the Ionian Sea. Basilicata surface covers 9,995 km², is mostly mountainous, being covered by the Lucan-Apennine chain. The Pollino massif (2.267 m) and the Sirino massif (2.005 m) are the highest peaks of this region. The area surrounding Matera, close to the Apulian border, is plain and highly cultivated.
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