Arcavacata

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Arcavacata
Frazione
Panoramic view
Panoramic view
Arcavacata is located in Italy
Arcavacata
Arcavacata
Location of Arcavacata in Italy
Coordinates: 39°21′29″N 16°12′41″E / 39.35806°N 16.21139°E / 39.35806; 16.21139Coordinates: 39°21′29″N 16°12′41″E / 39.35806°N 16.21139°E / 39.35806; 16.21139
Country  Italy
Region  Calabria
Province Cosenza (CS)
Comune Rende
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 1,831
Demonym(s) Arcavacatesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87036
Dialing code (+39) 0984
Patron saint Immaculate Conception
Saint day 20 February

Arcavacata is an Italian hamlet (frazione) of the municipality of Rende in the province of Cosenza, Calabria. Its population is of 1,831.[1]

History[edit]

The name Arcavacata comes from the existence of an ancient fortress - lookout "Arce - suited", which is spoken in some papal documents of the Middle Ages.

Geography[edit]

The village is located on the hills north of the urban area of Cosenza, close to the Quattromiglia quartiere and about 5 km from the town hall of Rende in Parco Rossini.[2]

Culture[edit]

The hamlet of Arcavacata is famous because in its territory there is the University of Calabria, the largest campus in Italy.[3]

Gallery[edit]

University of Calabria 
St. Mary's church 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Italian) Infos on italia.indettaglio.it
  2. ^ 1377317017 Arcavacata on OpenStreetMap
  3. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Arcavacata at Wikimedia Commons