|Comune di Cutro|
The Chiesa Madre of Cutro.
|Frazioni||San Leonardo, Steccato|
|• Mayor||Salvatore Migale|
|• Total||131 km2 (51 sq mi)|
|Elevation||226 m (741 ft)|
|Population (December 31, 2004)|
|• Density||80/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||SS. Crucifix|
|Saint day||May 3|
Cutro (Calabrian: Cùtru) is a town and comune in the province of Crotone, Calabria region, Italy. It's called "City of chess". It is the place of birth of Vincenzo Iaquinta, World Cup-winning footballer who played for Serie A club Juventus.
It obtained the title of city in 1575 by the Spanish King Philip II, after the local chess champion Giò Leonardo Di Bona had won a contest at the Spanish court, become first international winner of chess.
Cutro was destroyed by an earthquake on March 8, 1832. It remained the most populous centre of the region until the mid-20th century, when a strong emigration flow towards Germany and northern Italy (especially in Reggio Emilia) reduced the number of inhabitants considerably.
- Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona (1st international chess tournament champion)
- Vincenzo Iaquinta (footballer)
- Rino Gaetano (Songwriter, born in Crotone, from a Cutro family)
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