Sele (Campania)

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Sele river.jpg
location Southwest Italy, Campania
River system Sele
River basin district Appennino Meridionale
source Monte Paflagone, Caposele in Italy
muzzle in the Tyrrhenian Sea Coordinates: 40 ° 28 ′ 55 "  N , 14 ° 56 ′ 35"  E 40 ° 28 ′ 55 "  N , 14 ° 56 ′ 35"  E

length 64 km
Drain MQ
69 m³ / s
Left tributaries Tanagro , Calore Lucano

The Sele (formerly also called Silarus ) is a river in southwest Italy.


The Sele has its source in Monte Paflagone in the town of Caposele in southern Italy . Caposele is in the province of Avellino . The further course leads mainly through Campania until the river ends at Paestum in the Mediterranean, more precisely in the Tyrrhenian Sea .


On the one hand, the water of the Sele comes from the Monte Paflagone spring. The Tanagro , which drains the Vallo di Diano, and the Calore Lucano , which rises in the northern part of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, also flow into the Sele. The average amount of water in the river is 69 m³ per second.


The Sele River was called Silarus in ancient times. In the Roman Empire , the river was an important transport flow. The Silarus gained notoriety in the Punic War because of the Battle of the Silarus . Later in the Spartacus uprising , Spartacus fell in the field battle in Lucania against the Romans.

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