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MARSICOVETERE is a town of 5,253 inhabitants and comune in the province of Potenza , in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata .

CONTENTS

* 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 References * 4 External links

GEOGRAPHY

It is bounded by the comuni of Calvello , Grumento Nova
Grumento Nova
, Marsico Nuovo , Paterno , Tramutola and Viggiano .

Historically important is the historic center, the old Marsicovetere, although the most population resides today in Villa d\'Agri , a hamlet (frazione ) representing the new part of the town, at 600 metres (2,000 ft) of elevation. The other municipal hamlet is Barricelle.

HISTORY

Marsicovetere
Marsicovetere
was an ancient city of the Marsi
Marsi
in the Agri River valley, later conquered by the Romans . In the year 1000 it was seat of a county. In 1498 King Frederick IV of Naples
Frederick IV of Naples
donated it to the Caracciolo family, who held it until 1777 save a brief parenthesis under the Di Palmas. In 1860 it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy
Italy
.

REFERENCES

* ^ 40449 (x a j h) Marsicovetere
Marsicovetere
on OpenStreetMap

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