San Giovanni in Fiore

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San Giovanni in Fiore

Sangiuvanni  (Neapolitan)
Comune di San Giovanni in Fiore
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Coat of arms of San Giovanni in Fiore
Coat of arms
Location of San Giovanni in Fiore
San Giovanni in Fiore is located in Italy
San Giovanni in Fiore
San Giovanni in Fiore
Location of San Giovanni in Fiore in Italy
San Giovanni in Fiore is located in Calabria
San Giovanni in Fiore
San Giovanni in Fiore
San Giovanni in Fiore (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°16′N 16°42′E / 39.267°N 16.700°E / 39.267; 16.700
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCosenza (CS)
FrazioniFantino, Lorica, Rovale, Serrisi, Acquafredda, Cagno, Ceraso, Germano, Palla Palla, Torre Garga
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Belcastro
Area
 • Total282.53 km2 (109.09 sq mi)
Elevation1,049 m (3,442 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[3]
 • Total17,059
 • Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sangiovannesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
87055
Dialing code0984
Patron saintSt. John the Baptist
Saint day24 June
WebsiteOfficial website

San Giovanni in Fiore (Italian pronunciation: [san dʒoˈvanni iɱ ˈfjoːre]; Calabrian: Sangiuvanni [sandʒuˈvanni]) 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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "San Giovanni in Fiore". Comuni Italiani (in Italian).
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ Data from ISTAT
  5. ^ 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