Gioiosa Ionica

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Gioiosa Ionica
Comune di Gioiosa Ionica
Gioiosa Jonica Panorama da Contrada Maria Vergine.jpg
Coat of arms of Gioiosa Ionica
Coat of arms
Gioiosa Ionica is located in Italy
Gioiosa Ionica
Gioiosa Ionica
Location of Gioiosa Ionica in Italy
Coordinates: 38°20′N 16°18′E / 38.333°N 16.300°E / 38.333; 16.300
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Reggio Calabria (RC)
Frazioni Agliocane, Bernagallo, Ceravolo, Drusù, Palma, Prisdarello, Santa Maria, Sant'Antonio, cessarè, cafoli superiore, cafoli inferiore,
 • Mayor Mario Mazza
 • Total 35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (December 2007)[1]
 • Total 7,100
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Gioiosani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89042
Dialing code 0964
Patron saint St. Roch
Saint day January 27 and last Sunday in August
Website Official website

Gioiosa Ionica is a town and comune in Italy in the province of Reggio Calabria, region of Calabria. It lies near the east coast of Calabria and covers an area of 35 square kilometres (14 sq mi).

The remains of a theatre belonging to the Roman period were discovered in 1883.[2] The ruins of an ancient building called the Naviglio, the nature of which does not seem clear, are described (ib. 1884, p. 252).[2]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ a b Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Gioiosa-Ionica". Encyclopædia Britannica. 12 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 30.