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VIGGIANO is a town and comune in the province of Potenza , in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata
Basilicata
. It is bounded by the comuni of Calvello
Calvello
, Corleto Perticara
Corleto Perticara
, Grumento Nova , Laurenzana , Marsicovetere , and Montemurro .

Viggiano
Viggiano
is known for migrant street musicians who have brought their music to Italy
Italy
and worldwide through the centuries, as well as renowned for the construction of harps . Many Viggianesi had the opportunity to play in many symphonic orchestras in Europe
Europe
, United States and Australia
Australia
. The street musicians from Viggiano
Viggiano
are cited as an influence on Hector Malot 's Sans Famille .

Today Viggiano
Viggiano
is known to be home to Europe’s biggest oil field that makes Italy
Italy
the third-largest oil producer of the continent, behind Norway
Norway
and United Kingdom
United Kingdom
.

The comune hosts the International Flute Competition "Leonardo De Lorenzo ", some the jury members over the years include Jean-Pierre Rampal , Julius Baker , Jindřich Feld , Susan Milan , Carol Wincenc , and Ransom Wilson .

PEOPLE LINKED TO VIGGIANO

* Nicola Basile - politician and writer * Leonardo De Lorenzo - flautist and music educator * Vito Reale - politician * Victor Salvi - harp maker * Mark Bresciano - football player

DEMOGRAPHICS

Historical population of Viggiano (Source: ) YEAR 1861 1871 1881 1901 1911 1921 1931 1936 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011

POPULATION 5731 6188 6030 4351 4030 3777 3870 4046 4152 4039 3179 3088 3161 3208 3122

REFERENCES

* ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat . * ^ John E. Zucchi, The Little Slaves of the Harp, McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1998, p.33 * ^ Eva Bonitatibus. "L’arpa perduta - L’identità dei musicanti girovaghi" (PDF) (in Italian and English). consiglio.basilicata.it. Retrieved June 22, 2016. * ^ Alessandra Migliaccio (May 30, 2013). "Oil Fields Under Olive Groves Offer Italy
Italy
Economic Boost". bloomberg.com. Retrieved May 2, 2016. * ^ "Past editions of the "Leonardo De Lorenzo" International Flute Competition". leonardodelorenzo.com. Retrieved May 15, 2016. * ^ Statistiche I.Stat - ISTAT

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Basilicata
Basilicata
· Comuni of the Province of Potenza

* Abriola * Acerenza
Acerenza
* Albano di Lucania * Anzi * Armento * Atella * Avigliano * Balvano * Banzi
Banzi
* Baragiano * Barile * Bella * Brienza * Brindisi Montagna * Calvello
Calvello
* Calvera
Calvera
* Campomaggiore * Cancellara * Carbone * Castelgrande * Castelluccio Inferiore
Castelluccio Inferiore
* Castelluccio Superiore * Castelmezzano * Castelsaraceno
Castelsaraceno
* Castronuovo di Sant\'Andrea * Cersosimo
Cersosimo
* Chiaromonte * Corleto Perticara
Corleto Perticara
* Episcopia
Episcopia
* Fardella * Filiano * Forenza * Francavilla in Sinni
Francavilla in Sinni
* Gallicchio * Genzano di Lucania * Ginestra
Ginestra
* Grumento Nova * Guardia Perticara * Lagonegro * Latronico * Laurenzana * Lauria
Lauria
* Lavello * Maratea * Marsico Nuovo * Marsicovetere * Maschito * Melfi * Missanello
Missanello
* Moliterno
Moliterno
* Montemilone * Montemurro * Muro Lucano
Muro Lucano
* Nemoli
Nemoli
* Noepoli
Noepoli
* Oppido Lucano
Oppido Lucano
* Palazzo San Gervasio * Paterno * Pescopagano * Picerno
Picerno
* Pietragalla * Pietrapertosa
Pietrapertosa
* Pignola * Potenza * Rapolla * Rapone * Rionero in Vulture * Ripacandida * Rivello * Roccanova
Roccanova
* Rotonda * Ruoti * Ruvo del Monte * San Chirico Nuovo * San Chirico Raparo * San Costantino Albanese * San Fele * San Martino d\'Agri * San Paolo Albanese * San Severino Lucano * Sant\'Angelo Le Fratte * Sant\'Arcangelo * Sarconi
Sarconi
* Sasso di Castalda
Sasso di Castalda
* Satriano di Lucania * Savoia di Lucania * Senise * Spinoso
Spinoso
* Teana * Terranova di Pollino * Tito * Tolve * Tramutola
Tramutola
* Trecchina
Trecchina
* Trivigno * Vaglio Basilicata
Basilicata
* Venosa
Venosa
* Vietri di Potenza * Viggianello

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