Brancaleone, Calabria

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Comune di Brancaleone
Brancaleone is located in Italy
Location of Brancaleone in Italy
Coordinates: 37°58′N 16°6′E / 37.967°N 16.100°E / 37.967; 16.100Coordinates: 37°58′N 16°6′E / 37.967°N 16.100°E / 37.967; 16.100
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Reggio Calabria (RC)
 • Total 35.9 km2 (13.9 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 3,923
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89036
Dialing code 0964

Brancaleone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 65 kilometres (40 mi) southeast of Reggio Calabria. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,923 and an area of 35.9 square kilometres (13.9 sq mi).[1]

Brancaleone borders the following municipalities: Bruzzano Zeffirio, Palizzi, Staiti.

Famed Italian poet and novelist Cesare Pavese was exiled here in 1935. Portions of his novel The Moon and the Bonfires refer to his time spent here.

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  1. ^ a b All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)