Cittanova

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Cittanova
Comune di Cittanova
Villa "Carlo Ruggiero" (entrance).
Villa "Carlo Ruggiero" (entrance).
Coat of arms of Cittanova
Coat of arms
Cittanova within the Province of Reggio Calabria
Cittanova within the Province of Reggio Calabria
Location of Cittanova
Cittanova is located in Italy
Cittanova
Cittanova
Location of Cittanova in Italy
Cittanova is located in Calabria
Cittanova
Cittanova
Cittanova (Calabria)
Coordinates: 38°21′N 16°5′E / 38.350°N 16.083°E / 38.350; 16.083Coordinates: 38°21′N 16°5′E / 38.350°N 16.083°E / 38.350; 16.083
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
Metropolitan cityReggio Calabria (RC)
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Cosentino
Area
 • Total61.98 km2 (23.93 sq mi)
Elevation
390 m (1,280 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total10,284
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cittanovesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
89022
Dialing code0966
Patron saintSt. Jerome
Saint daySeptember 30
WebsiteOfficial website

Cittanova is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Reggio Calabria.

Geography[edit]

Cittanova borders the following municipalities: Antonimina, Canolo, Ciminà, Gerace, Melicucco, Molochio, Polistena, Rizziconi, Rosarno, San Giorgio Morgeto and Taurianova.

History[edit]

Cittanova (Italian for "New City") was born in 1618, in the wake of the disastrous earthquake of 1616, as the Nuovo Casale di Curtuladi ("New Hamlet of Curtuladi"), then Casalnuovo upgraded to city status as Cittanova.

The city was all but demolished in the great earthquake of 1783 that damaged Messina.[4]

Demographics[edit]

[1]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ On-line history of Cittanova

External links[edit]

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