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Comune di Polia
Polia is located in Italy
Location of Polia in Italy
Coordinates: 38°45′N 16°19′E / 38.750°N 16.317°E / 38.750; 16.317Coordinates: 38°45′N 16°19′E / 38.750°N 16.317°E / 38.750; 16.317
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Vibo Valentia (VV)
Frazioni Lia, Trecroci, Poliolo, Cellia, Menniti
 • Total 31.8 km2 (12.3 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 1,224
 • Density 38/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 88027
Dialing code 0963

Polia (Greek: polis, city, Greek: πόλις, city) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vibo Valentia in the Italian region of Calabria. It is located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Vibo Valentia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,224 and an area of 31.8 square kilometres (12.3 sq mi).[1]

Polia's origins date back to 5th|8th[clarification needed] centuries BC when Greek pioneers coming from the Gulf of Squillace, located on the east coast of Calabria facing the Ionian Sea, decided to settle on a valley today known as Jammene (from Greek: iama-enes, fertile place) thus permitting to ease goods traffic between Greece and Rome through the Apennine Mountains.

Polia borders the following municipalities: Cenadi, Cortale, Filadelfia, Francavilla Angitola, Jacurso, Maierato, Monterosso Calabro and San Vito sullo Ionio.

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

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