Gioiosa Ionica

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Gioiosa Ionica
Comune di Gioiosa Ionica
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 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).


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)