Corigliano Calabro

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Corigliano Calabro
Panorama of Corigliano Calabro
Panorama of Corigliano Calabro
Corigliano Calabro is located in Italy
Corigliano Calabro
Corigliano Calabro
Location of Corigliano Calabro in Italy
Coordinates: 39°36′N 16°31′E / 39.600°N 16.517°E / 39.600; 16.517Coordinates: 39°36′N 16°31′E / 39.600°N 16.517°E / 39.600; 16.517
Country Italy
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCosenza (CS)
ComuneCorigliano-Rossano
Area
 • Total196 km2 (76 sq mi)
Elevation
210 m (690 ft)
Population
(31 March 2017)[1]
 • Total40,428
 • Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Coriglianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
87064
Dialing code0983
Patron saintSaint Francis of Paola
Saint dayApril 25
WebsiteOfficial website

Corigliano Calabro is a town and a frazione of Corigliano-Rossano located in the province of Cosenza, c. 40 km northeast of the city of Cosenza, in Calabria, southern Italy.

Geography[edit]

It is situated near the mouth of a river of the same name, and contains an aqueduct. On an eminence overlooking the town is a feudal castle with massive towers and a deep trench.

In the comune are the ruins of the ancient city of Thurii, a former bishopric which remains a Latin titular see as Thurio. Nearby is Sibari, the site of the ancient city of Sybaris.

History[edit]

In 1879, it had a population of about 13,000. It had five churches, six convents, and a few public buildings. Licorice was made on a large scale, and there was a considerable trade in timber, wine, oranges, lemons and olives.

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from ISTAT

Sources[edit]

  • Wikisource Ripley, George; Dana, Charles A., eds. (1879). "Corigliano". The American Cyclopædia.