|Comune di Vallelonga|
|Province||Province of Vibo Valentia (VV)|
|• Total||17.64 km2 (6.81 sq mi)|
|Elevation||646 m (2,119 ft)|
|• Density||41/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Vallelonga is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vibo Valentia in the Italian region Calabria, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Vibo Valentia. As of 31 December 2016, it had a population of 702 and an area of 17.5 square kilometres (6.8 sq mi).
Vallelonghesi started to emigrate to Canada in large numbers in the 1950s, eventually forming a community of paesani larger than that in Vallelonga itself. Club Vallelonga-Monseratto hosts an annual Festa in the town of Loretto, Ontario.
Upon moving to Canada, many Vallelonghesi worked in the sewer/watermain and concrete industries, eventually forming their own companies.
Large numbers of Vallelonghesi can also be found in parts of Australia and Argentina.
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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