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Comune di Parghelia
The beach
The beach
Parghelia is located in Italy
Location of Parghelia in Italy
Coordinates: 38°41′N 15°55′E / 38.683°N 15.917°E / 38.683; 15.917Coordinates: 38°41′N 15°55′E / 38.683°N 15.917°E / 38.683; 15.917
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Province of Vibo Valentia (VV)
Frazioni Fìtili
 • Total 8.0 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Population (December 2004)
 • Total 1,383
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pargheliesi (Parghelioti)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 89861
Dialing code 0963

Parghelia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vibo Valentia in the Italian region Calabria, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) west of Vibo Valentia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,383 and an area of 8.0 square kilometres (3.1 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of Parghelia contains the frazione (subdivision) Fìtili.

Parghelia borders the following municipalities: Drapia, Tropea, Zaccanopoli, Zambrone.

Parghelia is one of the cities that belongs to the Coast of the Gods.

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  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.