San Gregorio Magno

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San Gregorio Magno
—  Comune  —
Comune di San Gregorio Magno
Location of San Gregorio Magno in Italy
Coordinates: 40°39′N 15°24′E / 40.65°N 15.4°E / 40.65; 15.4Coordinates: 40°39′N 15°24′E / 40.65°N 15.4°E / 40.65; 15.4
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
 • Mayor Gerardo Malpede
 • Total 49 km2 (18.9 sq mi)
Elevation 508 m (1,667 ft)
Population (1 April 2009)[1]
 • Total 4,505
 • Density 91.9/km2 (238.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84020
Dialing code 0828
Patron saint Pope Gregory I
Saint day 3 September

San Gregorio Magno is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southern Italy.

San Gregorio Magno is located in an ethnographic region of Southern Italy with a unique form of folk music played on a specialized bagpipe called a Zampogna. The instrument is closely associated with the pastoral culture of the region and is played for secular purposes, such as the tarantella folk dance, as well as for religious devotion. San Gregorio Magno was recently featured in an independent documentary about this musical tradition entitled, Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy .

Twin towns

Notes and references

  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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