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Comune di Cerenzia
Cerenzia is located in Italy
Location of Cerenzia in Italy
Coordinates: 39°14′40″N 16°47′00″E / 39.24444°N 16.78333°E / 39.24444; 16.78333Coordinates: 39°14′40″N 16°47′00″E / 39.24444°N 16.78333°E / 39.24444; 16.78333
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Crotone (KR)
Frazioni Zinga
 • Total 39 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation 900 m (3,000 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 1,273
 • Density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cerentisi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 88822
Dialing code 0984
Patron saint San Teodoro d'Amasea
Saint day November 9

Cerenzia is a comune and town with a population of 1000 people in the province of Crotone, in Calabria, Italy.


As part of a reorganization of the dioceses of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Pope Pius VII in 1818 incorporated the territory of the diocese of Cerenza, which had been founded in the 10th century, into that of the diocese of Cariati.[1] Vincenzio d'Avino,[2][3][4] No longer a residential bishopric, Cerenzia is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[5]

As is customary, the bull referred to the see in adjectival form, and called it ecclesia Geruntina, suggesting as the Latin substantive (noun) form: Geruntia. The Annuario Pontificio gives Pumentum as the Latin substantive form and Cerenza, rather than Cerenzia, as the Italian form, but indicates Geruntinus as the Latin adjective.


Cerenzia relies on the production of oil, wine, cereals, citruses, and the intense breeding of the cattle.


  1. ^ Papal bull De utiliori, in Bullarii romani continuatio, Vol. XV, Rome 1853, p. 58
  2. ^ Cenni storici sulle chiese arcivescovili, vescovili e prelatizie (nullius) del Regno delle Due Sicilie, Napoli 1848, pp. 138–139
  3. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 869
  4. ^ Konrad Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi, vol. 1, p. 261; vol. 2, p. 158
  5. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 866