|Comune di Grotteria|
|Province||Reggio Calabria (RC)|
|• Mayor||Vincenzo Attilio Sal Loiero|
|• Total||37.9 km2 (14.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||300 m (1,000 ft)|
|Population (December 2007)|
|• Density||89/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Holy Crucifix|
|Saint day||Second Sunday in September|
Grotteria is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Reggio Calabria.
The local economy, once based on agriculture and shepherdry, has slowed due to emigration, which shrank the population from 9,242 in 1951 to about 3,380.
- All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (ISTAT)
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