Platania

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Platania
Comune
Comune di Platania
Platania is located in Italy
Platania
Platania
Location of Platania in Italy
Coordinates: 39°00′20″N 16°19′15″E / 39.00556°N 16.32083°E / 39.00556; 16.32083Coordinates: 39°00′20″N 16°19′15″E / 39.00556°N 16.32083°E / 39.00556; 16.32083
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Catanzaro
Frazioni N/A
Government
 • Mayor Michele Rizzo
Area
 • Total 24 km2 (9 sq mi)
Elevation 750 m (2,460 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 2,420
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym Platanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 88040
Dialing code 0968
Patron saint St. Michael[1]
Website Official website
Platania

Platania (Greek: Platània) is a comune and town in the province of Catanzaro in the western part of the Calabria region of Italy.

Bounding communes[edit]

Population history[edit]

Year Population Density
1861 2,965 -
1871 3,096 -
1881 3,149 -
1901 3,846 -
1911 3,451 -
1921 3,924 -
1931 4,086 -
1936 4,091 -
1951 4,814 -
1961 4,161 -
1971 3,267 -
1981 3,094 -
1991 3,016 -
2001 2,423 -
December 31, 2004 2,420 101/km2

The population grew until the 1950s except for between the censuses of 1901 and 1911, the commune was to be rocked by emigration as the population fell over half since the 1950s census. Emigration was very large between the 1950s and the 1970s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Feste e tradizioni."". "Comune di Platania.". Retrieved 2009-10-13.