Potenza

Italian comune

Potenza (Italian: Potenza) is an Italian city in south of Italy,in the region Basilicata. It is the capital of Basilicata and also the center of Potenza province. It has 70,000 inhabitants. Potenza means strength in Italian.

Potenza

Putenz(a)  (Neapolitan)
Città di Potenza
Panorama of Potenza
Panorama of Potenza
Coat of arms of Potenza
Coat of arms
Location of Potenza
CountryItaly
RegionBasilicata
ProvincePotenza (PZ)
Area
 • Total175.43 km2 (67.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total67,211
 • Density380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
85100
Dialing code0971
WebsiteOfficial website

The altitude of the city center is 819m, thus making it the highest provincial capital in Italy.



  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.