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Comune di Monasterace
View of Monasterace Superiore.
View of Monasterace Superiore.
Coat of arms of Monasterace
Coat of arms
Monasterace is located in Italy
Location of Monasterace in Italy
Coordinates: 38°27′N 16°33′E / 38.450°N 16.550°E / 38.450; 16.550
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Metropolitan city Reggio Calabria (RC)
 • Mayor Maria Carmela Lanzetta
 • Total 15.7 km2 (6.1 sq mi)
Population (December 2007)[1]
 • Total 3,536
 • Density 230/km2 (580/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Monasteracesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 89040
Dialing code 0964

Monasterace (Calabrian: Monaseraci; Greek: Monasterakion, lit. 'little monastery') is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Catanzaro and about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northeast of Reggio Calabria. The ruins of the ancient Greek city Caulonia are located a short distance north of the frazione Monasterace Marina, on the coast. Also north of Monasterace Marina is the Monasterace Archeological Museum, where finds from Caulonia are exhibited.

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