Vaccarizzo Albanese

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Vaccarizzo Albanese
Comune di Vaccarizzo Albanese
Coat of arms of Vaccarizzo Albanese
Coat of arms
Vaccarizzo within the Province of Cosenza
Vaccarizzo within the Province of Cosenza
Vaccarizzo Albanese is located in Italy
Vaccarizzo Albanese
Vaccarizzo Albanese
Location of Vaccarizzo Albanese in Italy
Coordinates: 39°35′N 16°26′E / 39.583°N 16.433°E / 39.583; 16.433Coordinates: 39°35′N 16°26′E / 39.583°N 16.433°E / 39.583; 16.433
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Cosenza (CS)
 • Mayor Aldo Marino
 • Total 8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 448 m (1,470 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,184
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vaccarizzioti
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87060
Dialing code 0983
Patron saint Madonna di Costantinopoli
Website Official website

Vaccarizzo Albanese (Arbëresh: Vakariçi) is an Italian town and comune (municipality) of the province of Cosenza, Calabria region. As of 2011, its population was of 1,184.[1]


The town was founded in 1470 as Vaccarizzo. In 1863 its toponym changed adding Albanese (i.e. "Albanian"), due to its origins.


Vaccarizzo is bordered by Acri, San Cosmo Albanese and San Giorgio Albanese.[2]



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.



  1. ^ a b (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ 39990 (x a j h) Vaccarizzo Albanese on OpenStreetMap

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