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The PROVINCE OF POTENZA (Italian : Provincia di Potenza) is a province in the Basilicata
Basilicata
region of Italy
Italy
. Its capital is the city of Potenza
Potenza
.

CONTENTS

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

GEOGRAPHY

It has an area of 6,545 square kilometres (2,527 sq mi) and a total population of 381,988 (2012). There are 100 comuni (singular: comune ) in the province (see Comuni
Comuni
of the Province of Potenza
Potenza
).

HISTORY

In 272 B.C. the province was conquered by the Roman army. The new rulers named the region 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
Potenza
was ruled by local feudataries. In 1861, the province was unified with the rest of Italy
Italy
in the newly formed Kingdom of Italy
Italy
.

The region has suffered from innumerable earthquakes and is still a seismically active area.

REFERENCES

* ^ (in Italian) The comuni of the Province of Potenza

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