Terranova da Sibari

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Terranova da Sibari
Comune
Comune di Terranova da Sibari
Coat of arms of Terranova da Sibari
Coat of arms
Terranova da Sibari is located in Italy
Terranova da Sibari
Terranova da Sibari
Location of Terranova da Sibari in Italy
Coordinates: 39°39′N 16°20′E / 39.650°N 16.333°E / 39.650; 16.333
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Cosenza (CS)
Government
 • Mayor Eugenio Veltri
Area
 • Total 43.06 km2 (16.63 sq mi)
Elevation 313 m (1,027 ft)
Population (30 September 2012)[1]
 • Total 4,964
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym Terranovesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87010
Dialing code 0981
Patron saint St. Francis
Saint day Second Sunday in May
Website Official website

Terranova da Sibari is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It is located on a hill between the river Crati and the last stretches of the Sila Mountains, at some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the Ionian Sea. Refugees from the ancient city of Thurii founded Terranova after the destruction of their city in the war against Croton.

Once known as Terranova del Vallo and Terranova di Calabria Citra, it received the current name after the unification of Italy, referring to the ancient cities of Thurii and Sybaris.

The main attractions include the feudal castle, the Torre Acquanova fountain and six medieval-Baroque churches.

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  1. ^ Data from Istat