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Comune di Molochio
Molochio is located in Italy
Location of Molochio in Italy
Coordinates: 38°19′N 16°2′E / 38.317°N 16.033°E / 38.317; 16.033Coordinates: 38°19′N 16°2′E / 38.317°N 16.033°E / 38.317; 16.033
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Province of Reggio Calabria (RC)
 • Total 37.3 km2 (14.4 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 2,700
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89010
Dialing code 0966

Molochio (Greek: Molòcha) 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 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Reggio Calabria. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,700 and an area of 37.3 square kilometres (14.4 sq mi).[1] It is known for "having one of the highest prevalences of centenarians in the world".[2]

Molochio borders the following municipalities: Ciminà, Cittanova, Taurianova, Terranova Sappo Minulio, Varapodio.

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  1. ^ a b All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^!/article/59199/meat-and-cheese-may-be-as-bad-for-you-as-smoking/