Sorbo San Basile

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Sorbo San Basile
Comune
Comune di Sorbo San Basile
Sorbo San Basile is located in Italy
Sorbo San Basile
Sorbo San Basile
Location of Sorbo San Basile in Italy
Coordinates: 39°1′08″N 16°34′10″E / 39.01889°N 16.56944°E / 39.01889; 16.56944Coordinates: 39°1′08″N 16°34′10″E / 39.01889°N 16.56944°E / 39.01889; 16.56944
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Catanzaro (CZ)
Frazioni Melitello, Cutura, villaggio Lagomar
Government
 • Mayor <Riccelli Luigi>
Area
 • Total 58 km2 (22 sq mi)
Elevation 620 m (2,030 ft)
Population
 • Total 932
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Demonym Sorbesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 88050
Dialing code 0961
Patron saint San Francesco Saverio
Saint day 3 December
Website Official website

Sorbo San Basile is a village and comune in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Three villages with the name Sorbo are Sorbo-Ocagnano on the island of Corsica, Sorbo Serpico in the region of Campania, and Sorbo San Basile in the region of Calabria. The word "sorbo" in Italian means "the service tree or the sorb-apple tree" of which there are many orchards in the vicinity. The words "San Basile" refer to the Greek Saint Basil the Great because Basilian monks established a monastery in the area as early as 640. Some time after the canonization of Francis Xavier in 1622, that Spanish saint became the patron of the village. The population in 1861 was 1228 people, in 1901 held steady at 1224 people, in 1951 reached a high of 2118 people, but in 2001 sank to a low of 932 people (information from the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica).

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The town is bordered by Bianchi (CS), Carlopoli, Cicala, Colosimi, Fossato Serralta, Gimigliano, Panettieri, Taverna (CZ).

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