Statistics on Maratea | Facts and Figures
Maybe not everyone knows that Maratea ...
THE GROTTOS FIGURES
... in the marateoto territory there are 131 caves surveyed, of which 51 marinas, which make up more than 50% of all the caves of Basilicata
... the Grotta delle Meraviglie or Grotta di Marina with its 90 meters of extension is the smallest tourist cave in Italy
... the Grotta del Dragone, at Acquafredda, is the largest cave in Basilicata, with its 2.4 km. extension all explored; inside it contains tunnels, halls and other wonders of nature including a beach but it can not be visited due to its dangerousness
some "physical" figures
... the marateoto territory is 67,000 square meters, extends for 32,000 meters of coastline and is crossed by more than 200,000 meters. of streets of which 152,000 of municipal management and the rest state and provincial
... in August 2003 sea water was the hottest in Italy, with 32.2 ° C
... water instead of taps is so rich in calcium to have 2,300 mg / lt of residue
other facts and figures
... on the WEB there are more than 600,000 documents and more than 11,000 photos or images related to the word MARATEA
... in Italy there are 170 families telephone users with surname "Maratea" or "Marateo"
... September 21, 2002 Alessandro Rignani Lolli has established in the waters of Maratea the world record of depth in apnea in constant trim at -88 meters
... in the waters to the north of the island of S. Janni, is the most important field in the Mediterranean of lead-shaped stocks of anchors from the Roman age
... every fifteen days a UV radiation bulletin is produced, to know the risks of exposure to the sun on the beaches of the Tyrrhenian coast of the Lucania, obtained through the Castrocucco survey station and available at any time on the ARPAB website.
... on July 30, 1894, the stretch of the Pisciotta - Praja d'Aieta - 62,710 km Tortora railway line was inaugurated, bringing the train to Maratea for the first time
... "MARATEA" is the name of the first steamer launched in 1885 by the "Cantiere del Muggiano", which started its productive life in 1883 as "Giorgio Henfrey & C" for the repairs of the ship used for the transport of minerals for the "Pertusola" foundry and that today is known by most as FINCANTIERI.