San Cosmo Albanese

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San Cosmo Albanese
Comune di San Cosmo Albanese
Coat of arms of San Cosmo Albanese
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Location of San Cosmo Albanese
San Cosmo Albanese is located in Italy
San Cosmo Albanese
San Cosmo Albanese
Location of San Cosmo Albanese in Italy
San Cosmo Albanese is located in Calabria
San Cosmo Albanese
San Cosmo Albanese
San Cosmo Albanese (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°35′N 16°25′E / 39.583°N 16.417°E / 39.583; 16.417
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCosenza (CS)
FrazioniCampanaro, Matermare
Government
 • MayorDamiano Baffa
Area
 • Total11.57 km2 (4.47 sq mi)
Elevation
407 m (1,335 ft)
Population
 (31 July 2018)[2]
 • Total590
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Strigajot, Sancosmitani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
87060
Dialing code0983
Patron saintSts. Cosmas and Damian
Saint day27 September
WebsiteOfficial website

San Cosmo Albanese (Arbëreshë Albanian: Strigàri; Calabrian: San Cuòsimu) is a village and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

In the territory of the current village a tiny rural settlement called Santo Cosma, formerly dependent on the local Basilian monastery, existed prior to the arrival of Albanians. Following the collapse of Albanian resistance to the Ottoman Empire, Albanian Christians migrated to Italy and settled in the village. As a result, today the village is home to an Arbëresh community.

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  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.