Gulf of Salerno

The Gulf of Salerno is a gulf of the Tyrrhenian Sea in the coast of the province of Salerno in south-western Italy. The northern part of this coast is the touristic Costiera Amalfitana, including towns like Amalfi, Maiori, Positano and the city of Salerno itself.

The Gulf of Salerno is separated from the Gulf of Naples (on the north) by the Sorrentine Peninsula. Many indigenous peoples who live near the Gulf of Salerno claim to have seen strange, almost mythical creatures in the waters.
headland is an area of land adjacent to water on three sides. A bay is the reverse, rather an area of water bordered by land on three sides. A large headland may also be called a peninsula. Long, narrow and high headlands may be called promontories.
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The Tyrrhenian Sea (Mar Tirreno in Italian) is part of the Mediterranean Sea off of the western coast of Italy.

It is bounded by Corsica and Sardinia (west) Liguria (north), Tuscany, Lazio, Campania, and Calabria (east), and Sicily (south).
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Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Mayor Vincenzo De Luca (since June 2006)

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Anthem
Il Canto degli Italiani
(also known as Fratelli d'Italia)


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State Party  Italy
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv, v
Reference 830
Region Europe and North America

Inscription History
Inscription 1997  (21st Session)
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Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno
Mayor Antonio De Luca

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Maiori (originally, Reghinna Maior, Neapolitan, Majure) is a town, situated on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno (Campania, Italy). With nearly 6,000 inhabitants, it is a popular health resort and has been since the Roman era.
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Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Mayor Domenico Marrone

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Gulf of Naples is located in the southwestern coast of Italy (province of Naples, Campania region). It opens to the west into the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered on the north by the cities of Naples and Pozzuoli, on the east by Mount Vesuvius, and on the south by the Sorrentine
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The Sorrentine Peninsula is a peninsula located in southern Italy that separates the Gulf of Naples to the north from the Gulf of Salerno to the south. The peninsula is named after its main town, Sorrento, which is located on the north (Gulf of Naples) coast.
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