Balvano

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Balvano
Comune di Balvano
Balvano is locatit in Italy
Balvano
Balvano
Location o Balvano in Italy
Coordinates: 40°39′N 15°31′E / 40.650°N 15.517°E / 40.650; 15.517Coordinates: 40°39′N 15°31′E / 40.650°N 15.517°E / 40.650; 15.517
KintraItaly
RegionBasilicata
ProvincePotenza (PZ)
Govrenment
 • MayorCostantino Di Carlo
Area
 • Total41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Elevation
425 m (1,394 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2006)
 • Tot1,938
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Balvanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
85050
Dialin code0971
Patron sauntSt. Anthony
Saunt day13 June
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

Balvano is a smaw ceety an a commune in the province o Potenza (Basilicata, soothren Italy).

The recent history o Balvano is connectit tae several catastrophes. In 1944, a steam train stawed in a nearbi railwey tunnel, suffocatin 426 passengers. It wis ane o the touns nearly destroyed bi the 1980 Irpinia yirdquauk an aw.

Balvano Castle