|Comune di Cittanova|
Villa "Carlo Ruggiero"(entrance), Cittanova
Cittanova within the Province of Reggio Calabria
|Province||Reggio Calabria (RC)|
|• Mayor||Francesco Cosentino|
|• Total||61.8 km2 (23.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||390 m (1,280 ft)|
|Population (December 2004)|
|• Density||170/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Jerome|
|Saint day||September 30|
Cittanova is a comune (municipality) in the Province 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.
Cittanova ("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.
- Because of official Croatian/Italian bilingualism in Istria, the official Italian name of the small Croatian city of Novigrad on the Istria peninsula is also rendered Cittanova.
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