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Praiano è un comune italiano di 2.069 abitanti della provincia di Salerno in Campania, appartenente geograficamente alla Costiera Amalfitana. La stazione meteorologica più vicina è quella di Amalfi. In base alla media trentennale di riferimento 1961-1990, la temperatura media del mese più freddo, gennaio, si attesta a +10,7 °C; quella del mese più caldo, agosto, è di +26,8 °C.
Le precipitazioni medie annue superano i 1.700 mm, distribuite mediamente in 96 giorni, e presentano un minimo estivo, un picco in autunno-inverno ed un massimo secondario in primavera. Il nome probabilmente deriva dal termine praia, ossia spiaggia, dal greco plagion (piano inclinato). Anche qui si aggiunge il suffisso di pertinenza -anus.

Praiano is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southwest Italy. It is situated on the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), a prime tourist location for the region and Italy alike, between the towns of Amalfi and Positano. In 1997, the Amalfi Coast, including Praiano's "Vettica Maggiore" frazione was inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. As of December 1, 2009, the town's population constitutes 2,069 inhabitants. The town's name derives from the praia, or beach, from the Latin word pelagium, meaning "open sea." During the 10th-11th centuries, Praiano was once the summer residence of the doges of the Duchy of Amalfi. During the Angevin period, a fortified tower, the Assiola, was constructed to defend the town. Praiano had an important local silk industry, however, it disappeared during the 19th century. With the discovery of corals in the vicinity around the 1800s, Praiano's economy was revitalized, mainly focusing on the fishing and tourism industries ever since.

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