Centrache

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Centrache
Comune
Comune di Centrache
Centrache is located in Italy
Centrache
Centrache
Location of Centrache in Italy
Coordinates: 38°44′N 16°26′E / 38.733°N 16.433°E / 38.733; 16.433Coordinates: 38°44′N 16°26′E / 38.733°N 16.433°E / 38.733; 16.433
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCatanzaro (CZ)
Area
 • Total7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation458 m (1,503 ft)
Population (31 December 2013)
 • Total422
 • Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code88060
Dialing code0967

Centrache (Greek: Kentrikos) is a comune and town in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of Italy.

History[edit]

During the 1908 Messina earthquake, buildings and other structures throughout Centrache were destroyed; 80,000 people were killed.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITALY SHAKEN; THOUSANDS DIE; Earthquake Destroys Great Part of Messina in Sicily and Tidal Wave Sweeps It. SHIPLOADS OF THE INJURED These Carried to Catania, Which Also Is Inundated by Tidal Wave. CALABRIAN TOWNS WRECKED Reggio Said to Have Shared Messina's Fate -- Pope Eager to Go to Sufferers. GIRL STUDENTS ENTOMBED Two Villages Near Messina Disappear -- Mount Aetna Reported as Centre of Disturbance". The New York Times. December 29, 1908. Retrieved October 29, 2011.