San Sostene

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San Sostene
Comune di San Sostene
San Sostene is located in Italy
San Sostene
San Sostene
Location of San Sostene in Italy
Coordinates: 38°38′15″N 16°29′12″E / 38.63750°N 16.48667°E / 38.63750; 16.48667Coordinates: 38°38′15″N 16°29′12″E / 38.63750°N 16.48667°E / 38.63750; 16.48667
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Catanzaro (CZ)
 • Total 31 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation 470 m (1,540 ft)
Population (31 December 2013)
 • Total 1,329
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 88060
Dialing code 0967
Patron saint San Sostene Martire

San Sostene is a village and comune in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It is one of the smallest comuni in the province.


The town is bordered by Badolato, Brognaturo, Cardinale, Davoli, Isca sullo Ionio, Sant'Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio and Satriano.


San Sostene was found through a housing estate on the beach between Pacile and Portonuovo. In the middle of the 15th century it was relocated in the actual area. First it was under rule of different families like Pignatelli, Borgia di Squillace and Revaschieri. After the earthquake of 1783 the comune was damaged seriously. Six Years later there was an earthquake again in which the today's church was destroyed and then rebuilt. The 4 May 1811 it became an independent comune. In 1917 there was built a churchyard, because there wasn't any place to bury them. In former times they were buried in the catacombs of the church.


The main site-related factors are:

  • use of wind power
  • cultivation of chestnuts
  • production of olive oil
  • production of wine for themselves

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