Morano Calabro

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Morano Calabro
Comune
Comune di Morano Calabro
Morano Calabro.jpg
Coat of arms of Morano Calabro
Coat of arms
Morano Calabro is located in Italy
Morano Calabro
Morano Calabro
Location of Morano Calabro in Italy
Coordinates: 39°51′N 16°8′E / 39.850°N 16.133°E / 39.850; 16.133
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Cosenza (CS)
Frazioni Campotenese
Area
 • Total 112.34 km2 (43.37 sq mi)
Elevation 694 m (2,277 ft)
Population (31 May 2010)[1]
 • Total 4,807
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym Moranesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87016
Dialing code 0981
Patron saint Saint Bernardino of Siena
Saint day 20 May
Website Official website

Morano Calabro is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It has been named one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. It was also the birthplace of mathematician Gaetano Scorza.

View in Morano Calabro
Norman fortress built on Roman ruins in Morano Calabro

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders with Castrovillari (the nearest town), Mormanno, Rotonda, San Basile, Saracena, Terranova di Pollino and Viggianello.

Campotenese[edit]

Its frazione (civil parish), the village of Campotenese, is located on a mountain pass at 1,015 amsl. A tourist site, the village is best known for the Battle of Campo Tenese (1806) between the First French Empire and the Kingdom of Naples.[citation needed]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ (Italian) Infos about the twinnage Morano-Porto Alegre (www.comuni-italiani.it)

External links[edit]

Media related to Morano Calabro at Wikimedia Commons