San Lucido

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San Lucido
Comune
Comune di San Lucido
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Coat of arms of San Lucido
Coat of arms
San Lucido within the Province of Cosenza
San Lucido within the Province of Cosenza
San Lucido is located in Italy
San Lucido
San Lucido
Location of San Lucido in Italy
Coordinates: 39°19′N 16°3′E / 39.317°N 16.050°E / 39.317; 16.050
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Cosenza (CS)
Frazioni Acqua Bianca, Acqualeone, Cerasuolo, Deuda, Granoriso, Miccisi, Pollella, Puppa, San Giovanni, Santa Lucia, Varco
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Staffa
Area
 • Total 27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 56 m (184 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 5,589
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Demonym Sanlucidani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87038
Dialing code 0982
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

San Lucido is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders with Falconara Albanese, Marano Marchesato, Marano Principato, Paola, Rende and San Fili. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Acqua Bianca, Acqualeone, Cerasuolo, Deuda, Granoriso, Miccisi, Pollella, Puppa, San Giovanni, Santa Lucia and Varco.

Economy[edit]

San Lucido is one of the few towns in the area where the town itself is close to the sea. Most of the other towns in the area have the old town or "centro storico" 2-5 km back from the sea and a new "marina" area with new build apartments and shops closer to the sea. Whilst the tourism in the area has suffered since the 1990s, due to winter storms and damage to the beaches it is slowly building back up and as many as 6-10,000 tourists per week holidaying in San Lucido in the month of August and taking advantage of the newly constructed sea defences and beaches. Tourism relies mainly upon Italian holiday makers but there are an increasing number of British, Irish and Americans visiting and holidaying in the town.

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External links[edit]

Media related to San Lucido at Wikimedia Commons