|Città di Corigliano Calabro|
Panorama of Corigliano Calabro
|Frazioni||Apollinara, Baraccone, Cantinella, Costa, Fabrizio Grande, Fabrizio Piccolo, Piana Caruso, San Nico, Scalo, Schiavonea, Simonetti, Thurio, Torricella, Villaggio Frassa|
|• Mayor||Giuseppe Geraci|
|• Total||196 km2 (76 sq mi)|
|Elevation||210 m (690 ft)|
|Population (31 May 2010)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saint Francis of Paola|
|Saint day||April 25|
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. Nearby is the site of the ancient city of Sybaris.
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.
It is the birthplace : of footballer Gennaro Gattuso ; Francesco Serra, father of Brazilian politician José Serra; Costantino Mortati Italian constitutionalist ; Vincenzo Tieri , journalist, writer, playwright, and the son Aroldo Tieri , actor.
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