Cittanova

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This article is about the town in Calabria, Italy. For the city in Istria, Croatia, named Cittanova in Italian, see Novigrad.
Cittanova
Comune
Comune di Cittanova
Villa "Carlo Ruggiero"(entrance), Cittanova
Villa "Carlo Ruggiero"(entrance), Cittanova
Coat of arms of Cittanova
Coat of arms
Cittanova within the Province of Reggio Calabria
Cittanova within the Province of Reggio Calabria
Cittanova is located in Italy
Cittanova
Cittanova
Location of Cittanova in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Reggio Calabria (RC)
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Cosentino
Area
 • Total 61.8 km2 (23.9 sq mi)
Elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
Population (December 2004)[1]
 • Total 10,640
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym Cittanovesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89022
Dialing code 0966
Patron saint St. Jerome
Saint day September 30
Website Official website

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.

Geography[edit]

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

History[edit]

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.[2]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Cittanova has a railways station served by the Ferrovie della Calabria. It is crossed by the Locri-Gioia Tauro Provincial Road.

Twin towns[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ On-line history of Cittanova

External links[edit]

Media related to Cittanova at Wikimedia Commons