San Lucido

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San Lucido
Comune di San Lucido
Skyline of San Lucido
Coat of arms of San Lucido
Coat of arms
San Lucido within the Province of Cosenza
San Lucido within the Province of Cosenza
Location of San Lucido
San Lucido is located in Italy
San Lucido
San Lucido
Location of San Lucido in Italy
San Lucido is located in Calabria
San Lucido
San Lucido
San Lucido (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°19′N 16°3′E / 39.317°N 16.050°E / 39.317; 16.050
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCosenza (CS)
FrazioniAcqua Bianca, Acqualeone, Cerasuolo, Deuda, Granoriso, Miccisi, Pollella, Puppa, San Giovanni, Santa Lucia, Varco
Government
 • MayorAntonio Staffa
Area
 • Total27.12 km2 (10.47 sq mi)
Elevation
56 m (184 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total6,062
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sanlucidani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
87038
Dialing code0982
Patron saintSt. John the Baptist
Saint day24 June
WebsiteOfficial website

San Lucido (Calabrian: Sàntu Lùcitu) is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders with Falconara Albanese, Marano Marchesato, Marano Principato, Paola, Rende and San Fili. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Acqua Bianca, Acqualeone, Cerasuolo, Deuda, Granoriso, Miccisi, Pollella, Puppa, San Giovanni, Santa Lucia and Varco.

Economy[edit]

San Lucido is one of the few towns in the area where the town itself is close to the sea. Most of the other towns in the area have the old town or "centro storico" 2–5 km back from the sea and a new "marina" area with new build apartments and shops closer to the sea. Whilst the tourism in the area has suffered since the 1990s, due to winter storms and damage to the beaches it is slowly building back up and as many as 6-10,000 tourists per week holidaying in San Lucido in the month of August and taking advantage of the newly constructed sea defences and beaches. Tourism relies mainly upon Italian holiday makers but there are an increasing number of British, Irish and Americans visiting and holidaying in the town.

References[edit]

  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.

External links[edit]

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