Seminara

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Seminara
Comune
Comune di Seminara
Seminara panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Seminara
Coat of arms
Seminara is located in Italy
Seminara
Seminara
Location of Seminara in Italy
Coordinates: 38°20′N 15°52′E / 38.333°N 15.867°E / 38.333; 15.867
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Reggio Calabria (RC)
Frazioni Barritteri, Sant'Anna di Seminara
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Bonamico
Area
 • Total 33.6 km2 (13.0 sq mi)
Elevation 290 m (950 ft)
Population (31 October 2008[1])
 • Total 3,125
 • Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89028
Dialing code 0966

Seminara is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of Reggio Calabria.

Seminara borders the following municipalities: Bagnara Calabra, Gioia Tauro, Melicuccà, Oppido Mamertina, Palmi, Rizziconi, San Procopio.

The Battle of Seminara in the First Italian War occurred near the town in 1495. Seminara was also the birthplace of Barlaam of Seminara and Leontius Pilatus, who were two of the most important Byzantine scholars of the Renaissance period.

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