Grumento Nova, Province of Potenza, Basilicata, Italy

Located in the valley of the Agri river, was called Saponara until 1863, and Saponara di Grumento from 1863 to 1932. It was seriously damaged by the earthquake of November 1980.


-- Population: ca. 2000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 85050 -- Phone Area Code: 0975


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Ancient Grumentum was an Italic settlement, and was the scene of battles in the second Punic War and rebelled against Rome in the social war which was fought from 91 88 BC between the Roman Republic and a number of allied ("socii" in Latin) populations of southern Italy.

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