Montauro

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Montauro
Comune
Comune di Montauro
Coat of arms of Montauro
Coat of arms
Montauro is located in Italy
Montauro
Montauro
Location of Montauro in Italy
Coordinates: 38°45′N 16°31′E / 38.750°N 16.517°E / 38.750; 16.517
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Catanzaro (CZ)
Frazioni Montauro Scalo
Government
 • Mayor Sindico Pantaleone Procopio
Area
 • Total 11.54 km2 (4.46 sq mi)
Elevation 391 m (1,283 ft)
Population (March 2017)
 • Total 1,593
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montaurese
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 88060
Dialing code 0967
Patron saint San Pantaleone
Saint day 27 July, 5 February
Website Official website By Luca Mercurio

Montauro is a comune and town in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of Italy. The municipalities of Gasperina, Montepaone, Palermiti, Squillace, Stalettì are nearby. Agricultural center of the Ionian coast of the greenhouses, in foothills sloping towards the Gulf of Squillace, North of the mouth of the river Soverato. Built before the year 1000, the village had name from the mountain on which it stands, felt with gold. In 1101 by Count Roger was given in fief to the carthusians of Serra San Bruno. Severely damaged by the earthquake of 1783, in 1846 he suffered other damage due to an exceptional flood. The parish church incorporates remains of medieval fortifications with its external structures; in the Interior, which currently occurs in the appearance given to him in the 17th century, wooden ceiling and choir ' 600, sumptuous altar in polychrome marble and bronze sculptures (of the Redeemer and the Apostles) and marble (Saints Peter and Paul) of 600-700 's. Near the village there are the ruins of the monastery of San Domenico, of Norman Foundation and destroyed by an earthquake in 1783.

Photo By Luca Mercurio