Basilicata Region is located in the Gulf of Taranto in the Ionian Sea, in southern Italy. It has an area of 10 thousand sq. Km, which is 3.3% of the entire Italian territory. The population of 591 thousand. Man, but it is 1% of the country’s population. Basilicata population density – 59 people per km². The administrative center of the region is the city of Potenza. The region is divided into two provinces, their administrative centers of the city of Matera and Potenza. Basilicata in the west is bordered by the Campaign and has access to the Tyrrhenian Sea, on the east and north borders with Puglia, in the south – Calabria.
The climate in the region, depending on the field is different: in the mountainous regions of the winter is very severe in coastal areas – mild winters and hot summers. The average temperature for Potenza January +2,5 ° C and the July to +21,5 ° C.
A significant part of the territory Basilicata occupied hills and mountains. Plain is only 8% of the territory, so it is actively cultivated. The main rivers of the region – Agri (Agri), Sinni (sinni) Bradano (Bradano) basento (Basento), all of them are small and all flow into the Tyrrhenian Sea.
In ancient times the whole territory of the region was covered with forests, and today these forests are preserved in the regional nature reserve, where there are porcupines, wild boars, skunks, otters, badgers, black squirrels.