|Comune di Vaccarizzo Albanese|
Vaccarizzo within the Province of Cosenza
|• Mayor||Aldo Marino|
|• Total||8 km2 (3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||448 m (1,470 ft)|
|• Density||150/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Madonna di Costantinopoli|
The town was founded in 1470 as Vaccarizzo. In 1863 its toponym changed adding Albanese (i.e. "Albanian"), due to its origins.
Vaccarizzo Albanian, the Arbëresh dialect of the Albanian language that is spoken in the villages of Vaccarizzo Albanese and San Giorgio Albanese, in southern Italy, by approximately 3,000 people. Vaccarizzo Albanian has retained many archaic features of the Tosk dialect, on which the Standard Albanian is based.
- Vincenzo Librandi (1867-1931), writer
Media related to Vaccarizzo Albanese at Wikimedia Commons
- (in Italian) Vaccarizzo Albanese official website
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