Umbriatico

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Umbriatico
Comune
Comune di Umbriatico
Coat of arms of Umbriatico
Coat of arms
Umbriatico is located in Italy
Umbriatico
Umbriatico
Location of Umbriatico in Italy
Coordinates: 39°21′N 16°54′E / 39.350°N 16.900°E / 39.350; 16.900Coordinates: 39°21′N 16°54′E / 39.350°N 16.900°E / 39.350; 16.900
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Crotone (KR)
Frazioni Perticaro
Government
 • Mayor Vincenzio Chiarello
Area
 • Total 72 km2 (28 sq mi)
Elevation 422 m (1,385 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 930
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 88823
Dialing code 0962

Umbriatico is a comune and town in the province of Crotone, in Calabria, southern Italy. As of 2007 Umbriatico had an estimated population of 930.[1]

History[edit]

Umbriatico was founded by the Oenotrians before the arrival of the Greek colonists who founded nearby Kroton. During the Second Punic War it had a defensive wall, but this did not prevent the Romans from storming it and massacring the population.

During the Middle Ages Umbriatico was the seat of a bishopric, which was abolished as a residential see in 1818 and brought into use as a titular diocese of the Catholic Church in 1969.

The town is now a small agricultural and livestock-breeding centre.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ ""The World Gazetteer"". Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2007-02-25.