Province of Potenza
|Province of Potenza|
Provincial seat in Potenza.
Map highlighting the location of the province of Potenza in Italy
|• President||Nicola Rocco Valluzzi|
|• Total||6,545 km2 (2,527 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2014)|
|• Density||57/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||85010-85018, 85020-85040, 85042-85044, 85046-85059|
|Telephone prefix||0971, 0972, 0973, 0975, 0976|
In 272 B.C. the province was conquered by the Greek army. The new rulers renamed Basilicata as Lucania. Later in the 11th century, the area became part of the Duchy of Apulia, which was at the time ruled by the Normans. From the 13th century it was part of the Kingdom of Naples, though Potenza was actually ruled by local feudataries. In 1861 the province was unified with the rest of Italy in the newly formed Kingdom of Italy.
Media related to Province of Potenza at Wikimedia Commons
- (Italian) Province of Potenza official website