Corigliano Calabro

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Corigliano Calabro
Comune
Citt di Corigliano Calabro
Panorama of Corigliano Calabro
Panorama of Corigliano Calabro
Coat of arms of Corigliano Calabro
Coat of arms
Corigliano Calabro is located in Italy
Corigliano Calabro
Corigliano Calabro
Location of Corigliano Calabro in Italy
Coordinates: 39°36′N 16°31′E / 39.600°N 16.517°E / 39.600; 16.517
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Cosenza (CS)
Frazioni Apollinara, Baraccone, Cantinella, Costa, Fabrizio Grande, Fabrizio Piccolo, Piana Caruso, San Nico, Scalo, Schiavonea, Simonetti, Thurio, Torricella, Villaggio Frassa
Government
 • Mayor Pasqualina Straface
Area
 • Total 196 km2 (76 sq mi)
Elevation 210 m (690 ft)
Population (31 May 2010)
 • Total 40,500
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Demonym Coriglianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87064
Dialing code 0983
Patron saint Saint Francis of Paola
Saint day April 25
Website comune.coriglianocalabro.cs.it

Corigliano Calabro is a comune and town located in the province of Cosenza, 26 miles (42 km) northeast of the city of Cosenza, in Calabria, southern Italy.

Situation[edit]

It is situated near the mouth of a river of the same name, and contains an aqueduct. On an eminence overlooking the town is a feudal castle with massive towers and a deep trench. In the comune are the ruins of the ancient city of Thurii. Nearby is the site of the ancient city of Sybaris.

History[edit]

In 1879, it had a population of about 13,000. It had five churches, six convents, and a few public buildings. Licorice was made on a large scale, and there was a considerable trade in timber, wine, oranges, lemons, and olives.

Personalities[edit]

It is the birthplace of footballer Gennaro Gattuso and Francesco Serra, father of Brazilian politician José Serra.

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