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See Taurianum for history and Latin Catholic titular see
Comune di Taurianova
Taurianova is located in Italy
Location of Taurianova in Italy
Coordinates: 38°21′N 16°1′E / 38.350°N 16.017°E / 38.350; 16.017Coordinates: 38°21′N 16°1′E / 38.350°N 16.017°E / 38.350; 16.017
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Reggio Calabria (RC)
Frazioni San Martino, Amato, Pegara, Donna Livia
 • Total 47.8 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
Elevation 210 m (690 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 15,933
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Demonym(s) taurianovesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89029
Dialing code 0966
Patron saint Maria of Mountain
Saint day september, 8
Website Official website

Taurianova is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the southern Italian region Calabria, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Reggio Calabria.

As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 15,933 and an area of 47.8 square kilometres (18.5 sq mi).[1]

It was the site of the Italic city of Tauriana, a former Catholic bishopric, which was nominally restored as titular see Tauriano.

Taurianova borders the municipalities Cittanova, Molochio, Oppido Mamertina, Rizziconi, Terranova Sappo Minulio and Varapodio.

The municipality of Taurianova contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) San Martino, Amato (Greek: Amathous), Pegara (Greek: Pèghara) and Donna Livia.

Taurianova is famous for handmade nougat.

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  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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