Girifalco

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Girifalco
Comune
Comune di Girifalco
Girifalco centro storico.jpg
Girifalco is located in Italy
Girifalco
Girifalco
Location of Girifalco in Italy
Coordinates: 38°49′25″N 16°26′25″E / 38.82361°N 16.44028°E / 38.82361; 16.44028Coordinates: 38°49′25″N 16°26′25″E / 38.82361°N 16.44028°E / 38.82361; 16.44028
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Catanzaro (CZ)
Government
 • Mayor Pietrantonio Cristofaro
Area
 • Total 43.1 km2 (16.6 sq mi)
Elevation 456 m (1,496 ft)
Population (31 December 2013)
 • Total 5,945
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Girifalcesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 88024
Dialing code 0968
Patron saint St. Roch
Saint day 16 August
Website Official website

Girifalco is a comune and town in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

History[edit]

A minute of 1845 records a lodge called Fidelitas being founded at Girifalco in Calabria in 1723. In spite of the lack of earlier records, this is often cited as the first Masonic Lodge in Italy.[1]

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