Sorbo San Basile

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Sorbo San Basile
Comune di Sorbo San Basile
Location of Sorbo San Basile
Sorbo San Basile is located in Italy
Sorbo San Basile
Sorbo San Basile
Location of Sorbo San Basile in Italy
Sorbo San Basile is located in Calabria
Sorbo San Basile
Sorbo San Basile
Sorbo San Basile (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°1′08″N 16°34′10″E / 39.01889°N 16.56944°E / 39.01889; 16.56944Coordinates: 39°1′08″N 16°34′10″E / 39.01889°N 16.56944°E / 39.01889; 16.56944
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCatanzaro (CZ)
FrazioniMelitello, Cutura, villaggio Lagomar
Government
 • Mayor<Riccelli Luigi>
Area
 • Total59.28 km2 (22.89 sq mi)
Elevation
605 m (1,985 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total790
 • Density13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sorbesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
88050
Dialing code0961
Patron saintSt Francis Xavier
Saint day3 December
WebsiteOfficial website

Sorbo San Basile (Calabrian: U Sòrbu) is a village and comune in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of southern Italy. The word "sorbo" in Italian means "the service tree or the sorb-apple tree" of which there are many orchards in the vicinity. The words "San Basile" refer to the Greek Saint Basil the Great because Basilian monks established a monastery in the area as early as 640. Some time after the canonization of Francis Xavier in 1622, that Spanish saint became the patron of the village. The population in 1861 was 1228 people, in 1901 held steady at 1224 people, in 1951 reached a high of 2118 people, but in 2001 sank to a low of 932 people (information from the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica).

Geography[edit]

The town is bordered by Bianchi (CS), Carlopoli, Cicala, Colosimi, Fossato Serralta, Gimigliano, Panettieri, Taverna (CZ).

Notes and 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.

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