Soveria Mannelli

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Soveria Mannelli
Comune
Comune di Soveria Mannelli
Soveria Mannelli is located in Italy
Soveria Mannelli
Soveria Mannelli
Location of Soveria Mannelli in Italy
Coordinates: 39°5′N 16°22′E / 39.083°N 16.367°E / 39.083; 16.367Coordinates: 39°5′N 16°22′E / 39.083°N 16.367°E / 39.083; 16.367
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Catanzaro (CZ)
Frazioni Colla, Pirillo, San Tommaso
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Pascuzzi
Area
 • Total 20 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 774 m (2,539 ft)
Population
 • Total 3,509
 • Density 180/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym Soveritani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 88049
Dialing code 0968
Patron saint John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

Soveria Mannelli is a town and comune in the province of Catanzaro, in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

Geography[edit]

The town is bordered by Bianchi (CS), Carlopoli, Colosimi, Decollatura, Gimigliano, Pedivigliano.

History[edit]

On 30 August 1860, a Sicilian army under General Ghio was disbanded in Soveria Mannelli. This was an important event in the Expedition of the Thousand, which allowed Giuseppe Garibaldi to capture Naples eight days later.

Famous citizens[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  • Mario Felice Marasco, Soveria Mannelli e il suo territorio, Notizie e dati tratti dagli appunti di Ivone Sirianni, San Vito al Tagliamento: Tipografia Sanvitese Ellerani, 1969
  • Mario Gallo, Soveria Mannelli, Saggi e documentazione storica, Cosenza: Due Emme, 1991