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Comune di Vallelonga
Vallelonga is located in Italy
Location of Vallelonga in Italy
Coordinates: 38°39′N 16°17′E / 38.650°N 16.283°E / 38.650; 16.283Coordinates: 38°39′N 16°17′E / 38.650°N 16.283°E / 38.650; 16.283
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Vibo Valentia (VV)
 • Total 17.5 km2 (6.8 sq mi)
Elevation 646 m (2,119 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 726
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vallelonghesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89821
Dialing code 0963

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 2004, it had a population of 726 and an area of 17.5 square kilometres (6.8 sq mi).[1]

Vallelonga borders the following municipalities: Filogaso, San Nicola da Crissa, Simbario, Torre di Ruggiero, Vazzano.

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 and watermain industry, eventually forming their own companies.

Demographic evolution[edit]


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