Sant'Agata del Bianco

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Sant'Agata del Bianco
Comune
Comune di Sant'Agata del Bianco
Coat of arms of Sant'Agata del Bianco
Coat of arms
Sant'Agata del Bianco is located in Italy
Sant'Agata del Bianco
Sant'Agata del Bianco
Location of Sant'Agata del Bianco in Italy
Coordinates: 38°6′N 16°5′E / 38.100°N 16.083°E / 38.100; 16.083Coordinates: 38°6′N 16°5′E / 38.100°N 16.083°E / 38.100; 16.083
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Reggio Calabria (RC)
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Strangio
Area
 • Total 18.9 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Elevation 436 m (1,430 ft)
Population (December 2007)[1]
 • Total 698
 • Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89030
Dialing code 0964
Patron saint St. Agatha

Sant'Agata del Bianco is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) east of Reggio Calabria.

The great writer Saverio Strati was born in Sant'Agata del Bianco in 1924. Strati is the author of many books including, "Miti Racconti e Leggende di Calabria" a collection of legends and stories that gives insight into the traditions and culture of the Calabrese, as well as novels and dramas that describe the emigrant experience of the poor from the region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.