Roghudi

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Roghudi
Comune
Comune di Roghudi
View of Roghudi Vecchio
View of Roghudi Vecchio
Roghudi is located in Italy
Roghudi
Roghudi
Location of Roghudi in Italy
Coordinates: 37°55′N 15°46′E / 37.917°N 15.767°E / 37.917; 15.767Coordinates: 37°55′N 15°46′E / 37.917°N 15.767°E / 37.917; 15.767
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Reggio Calabria (RC)
Frazioni Chorio, Rughudi Nuovo, Rughudi Vecchio
Government
 • Mayor Agostino Zavettieri
Area
 • Total 36.5 km2 (14.1 sq mi)
Elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Population (31 December 2007)[1]
 • Total 1,323
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Demonym Roghudisi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89060
Dialing code 0965
Patron saint Madonna delle Grazie
Saint day 2 July
Website Official website

Roghudi (Greek: Roghudion, Choriò) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 130 km southwest of Catanzaro and about 20 km southeast of Reggio Calabria.

It is constituted of two main centers separated by some 40 kilometers, the first (Roghudi Nuovo, meaning "new Roghudi" and housing the communal seat) is an enclave in the communal territory of Melito di Porto Salvo, near the Ionian Sea coast; the second, Roghudi Vecchio, is located in the mainland at the foot of the Aspromonte. Roghudi Nuovo was founded in 1973 after two consecutive floods had made Roghudi Vecchio uninhabitable.

Roghudi is one of the places where the Greek–Calabrian dialect is still spoken, this being a remnant of the ancient Greek colonisation of Magna Graecia, i.e. Southern Italy and Sicily.

References[edit]

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

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