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Matera

(mätĕ`rä), city (1991 pop. 54,919), capital of Matera prov., in Basilicata, S Italy, in the Apennines. It is an agricultural and industrial center with woolen textile mills and ceramics and food-processing factories. A Romanesque cathedral (13th cent.) and a castle (16th cent.) are in the city, and Matera's old section contains the Sassi, cave dwellings whose use in some cases may date to the Neolithic.

Matera

 

a city in southern Italy, in the region of Basilicata. It is the capital of the province of Matera. Population, 44,600 (1971). Railroad equipment, ceramic and terra-cotta articles, and olive oil are produced.

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