Muro Lucano
Muro Lucano
—  Comune  —
Comune di Muro Lucano
Panoramic view

Coat of arms
Muro Lucano is located in Italy
Muro Lucano
Location of Muro Lucano in Italy
Coordinates: 40°45′N 15°29′E / 40.75°N 15.483°E / 40.75; 15.483
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Potenza (PZ)
Frazioni Capodigiano, Casale San Giuliano, Le Marze, Pontegiacoia, Raitiello
 – Mayor Gerardo Mariani
 – Total 125 km2 (48.3 sq mi)
Elevation 600 m (1,969 ft)
Population (2009[1])
 – Total 5,812
 – Density 46.5/km2 (120.4/sq mi)
Demonym Muresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85054
Dialing code 0976
Patron saint St. Gerard Majella
Saint day September 2
Website Official website

Muro Lucano is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the region of Basilicata, southern Italy.



The town is situated on the site of the ancient Numistri, at the foot of the Apennines, the scene of a battle between Hannibal and Marcellus in the second Punic war.

Main sights

The town has a cathedral; and it was in its castle that Queen Joan of Naples was killed by order of her adopted son Charles III of Naples.



The town of Muro Lucano is composed by the old town and the surrounding quarters of Cappuccini in the north, and Giardini (meaning gardens) in the south. It is 51 kilometers from Potenza, which is the chief town of the province. It rises 650 metres above sea level, has a surface of 125.7 square kilometers and in 2005 had a population of approximately 6,000. The population, which was over 10,000 in the 1950s, has been shrinking steadily through the years due to social changes, lack of local work and heavy emigration. There are about 2,200 families with an average of close to 2.7 people per family.

The territory of the municipality lies between 300 and 1450 metres above sea level. The altimetric span is thus of 1100 metres, and the town rises on a slope over the Muro ravine, with picturesque houses built on terraces, and its name comes from the medieval wall (in Italian muro) that surrounded the medieval center.


The town's dialect is called Murese. This dialect is exclusive to the town and is often intelligible to Italian speakers. It is believed to have originated from the Oscan language.

Notable people

Twin towns


  1. ^ Source: Istat 2009 (Italian)
  2. ^ His parents were native of Muro
  3. ^ Her mother was native of Muro
  4. ^ His farher was native of Muro

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