San Giovanni in Fiore

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San Giovanni in Fiore
Comune di San Giovanni in Fiore
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Coat of arms of San Giovanni in Fiore
Coat of arms
San Giovanni in Fiore is located in Italy
San Giovanni in Fiore
San Giovanni in Fiore
Location of San Giovanni in Fiore in Italy
Coordinates: 39°16′N 16°42′E / 39.267°N 16.700°E / 39.267; 16.700
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Cosenza (CS)
Frazioni Fantino, Lorica, Rovale, Serrisi, Acquafredda, Cagno, Ceraso, Germano, Palla Palla, Torre Garga
 • Mayor Giuseppe Belcastro
 • Total 279 km2 (108 sq mi)
Elevation 1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Population (November 2008[1])
 • Total 18,184
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sangiovannesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87055
Dialing code 0984
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

San Giovanni in Fiore (Italian pronunciation: [san dʒoˈvanni iɱ ˈfjoːre]) is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

The town originates from the Florense Abbey, built here by the Calabrian monk Joachim of Fiore in 1188.

Marjorie Reeves of Oxford University was made an honorary citizen of San Giovanni for reviving interest in Joachim of Fiore.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Data from ISTAT
  2. ^ Richard Pring, ‘Reeves, Marjorie Ethel (1905–2003)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, January 2007; online edn, Jan 2009 accessed 3 October 2015