Gioiosa Ionica

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Gioiosa Ionica
Comune
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
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
Metropolitan cityReggio Calabria (RC)
FrazioniAgliocane, Bernagallo, Ceravolo, Drusù, Palma, Prisdarello, Santa Maria, Sant'Antonio, cessarè, cafoli superiore, cafoli inferiore,
Government
 • MayorSalvatore Fuda
Area
 • Total35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation50 m (160 ft)
Population (December 2007)[1]
 • Total7,100
 • Density200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gejusani - Cipujari
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code89042
Dialing code0964
Patron saintSt. Roch
Saint dayJanuary 27 and last Sunday in August
WebsiteOfficial website

Gioiosa Ionica (Calabrian: 'A Gejusa) 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]

References[edit]

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