Grotteria

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Grotteria
Comune
Comune di Grotteria
Panorama-Grotteria.jpg
Coat of arms of Grotteria
Coat of arms
Grotteria is located in Italy
Grotteria
Grotteria
Location of Grotteria in Italy
Coordinates: 38°22′N 16°16′E / 38.367°N 16.267°E / 38.367; 16.267
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Reggio Calabria (RC)
Frazioni Grotteria Mare
Government
 • Mayor Vincenzo Attilio Sal Loiero
Area
 • Total 37.9 km2 (14.6 sq mi)
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (December 2007)[1]
 • Total 3,381
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym Grotteresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89043
Dialing code 0964
Patron saint Holy Crucifix
Saint day Second Sunday in September

Grotteria is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Reggio Calabria.

The local economy, once based on agriculture and shepherdry, has heavily suffered from emigration, which shrank the population from 9,242 in 1951 to about 3,380.

Grotteria borders the following municipalities: Fabrizia, Galatro, Gioiosa Ionica, Mammola, Marina di Gioiosa Ionica, Martone, San Giovanni di Gerace, Siderno.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (ISTAT)