Trenta, Calabria

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Comune di Trenta
Trenta is located in Italy
Location of Trenta in Italy
Coordinates: 39°17′N 16°19′E / 39.283°N 16.317°E / 39.283; 16.317Coordinates: 39°17′N 16°19′E / 39.283°N 16.317°E / 39.283; 16.317
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Cosenza (CS)
Frazioni Magli, Schiavonea, Feruci, Cribari, Catena, Morelli
 • Mayor Ippolito Morrone (Partito Democratico (Democratic Party))
 • Total 4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 618 m (2,028 ft)
 • Total 2,616
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87050
Dialing code 0984
Website Official website

Trenta is a town and comune of 2,616 inhabitants in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

Trenta is a town high in the Crati Valley. The town's ancient name, Triginta, derives from the Latin number triginta or thirty. Trenta was founded by Cosentine refugees in the 10th century AD, in the era of Saracen occupations of the nearby capital, Magli, which eventually became one of the administrative divisions that comprise the town of Trenta. The other divisions include Schiavonea, Feruci, Cribari, Catena, and Morelli. The town itself is made up of 4.65 square kilometers (1.80 sq mi), and sits at an altitude of over 600 meters (about 2000 feet) above sea level.[1]