Santa Severina

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Santa Severina
Comune di Santa Severina
Panoramic image of Santa Severina.
Panoramic image of Santa Severina.
Location of Santa Severina
Santa Severina is located in Italy
Santa Severina
Santa Severina
Location of Santa Severina in Italy
Santa Severina is located in Calabria
Santa Severina
Santa Severina
Santa Severina (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°9′N 16°55′E / 39.150°N 16.917°E / 39.150; 16.917Coordinates: 39°9′N 16°55′E / 39.150°N 16.917°E / 39.150; 16.917
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCrotone (KR)
FrazioniAltilia
Area
 • Total51 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation
350 m (1,150 ft)
Population
 • Total2,326
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Santaseverinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
88832
Dialing code0962
Patron saintSanta Anastasìa
Saint day29 October
WebsiteOfficial website

Santa Severina is a town and comune in the province of Crotone, in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

Name[edit]

The name derives from ancient Siberine (῾Αγία Σεβερίνη, Σεβεριάνη). There is no Saint named Severina in the Greek or Roman calendar of saints.[1]

History[edit]

It is the birthplace of (Saint) Pope Zachary and also of Henry Aristippus, who was a religious scholar and writer at the court of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily.

Ecclesiastical History[edit]

The bishopric -established around 400 AD- and -since around 100 AD- Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santa Severina (v.) was suppressed on 30 September 1986, its title and territory being merged into the Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Crotone–Santa Severina.

Geography[edit]

The town is bordered by Belvedere di Spinello, Caccuri, Castelsilano, Rocca di Neto, Roccabernarda, San Mauro Marchesato and Scandale.

Culture[edit]

There is a cultural festival which is held each year in August in Santa Severina, focusing on traditional Italian music.

Twin towns[edit]

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