|Comune di Oppido Mamertina|
|Province||Reggio Calabria (RC)|
|Frazioni||Castellace, Messignadi, Piminoro, Tresilico|
|• Mayor||Bruno Barillaro|
|• Total||58 km2 (22 sq mi)|
|Elevation||342 m (1,122 ft)|
|Population (December 2007)|
|• Density||95/km2 (240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Saint day||25 March|
Oppido Mamertina (Greek-Calabrian dialect: Oppidù, Ofidus) is a town and comune of the province of Reggio Calabria in Calabria in southern Italy at about 62 kilometres northeast of Reggio Calabria and about 120 kilometres southwest of Catanzaro.
It is the seat of the Diocese of Oppido Mamertina.
The municipality includes the following boroughs (frazioni): Castellace, Messignadi, Piminoro, and Tresilico.
The ancient history of the town is largely unknown, but archeological excavations in Mella might point its origins to the mythical Mamerto (3rd century BC – 1st century AD). The first mention of the town (Oppidium in Latin, meaning citadel) is 1040, during the Byzantine Era.
On February 5, 1783 an earthquake completely destroyed the town killing 1,198 people. The town was rebuilt near the neighbouring village Tresilico (incorporated in the municipality in 1927). Other earthquakes hit the town in 1894 and on December 28, 1908, which destroyed the neighbouring township Castellace.
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- All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
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