Villapiana

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Villapiana
Comune di Villapiana
A road in Villapiana Lido
A road in Villapiana Lido
Villapiana within the Province of Cosenza
Villapiana within the Province of Cosenza
Location of Villapiana
Villapiana is located in Italy
Villapiana
Villapiana
Location of Villapiana in Italy
Villapiana is located in Calabria
Villapiana
Villapiana
Villapiana (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°51′N 16°27′E / 39.850°N 16.450°E / 39.850; 16.450Coordinates: 39°51′N 16°27′E / 39.850°N 16.450°E / 39.850; 16.450
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCosenza (CS)
FrazioniVillapiana Lido, Villapiana Scalo
Area
 • Total39.73 km2 (15.34 sq mi)
Elevation
206 m (676 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total5,367
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Villapianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
87076
Dialing code0981
ISTAT code078154
Patron saintSan Francesco di Paola
WebsiteOfficial website

Villapiana (Calabrian: Villapiène) is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

History[edit]

Founded, as part of Magna Graecia, with the name of Lautermia, it was renamed Casalnuovo in the 14th century. On 4 January 1863 the town changed its toponym into the current one.

Geography[edit]

Located in the northern corner of its province, close to the borders of Calabria with Basilicata, Villapiana borders with the municipalities of Cassano all'Ionio, Cerchiara di Calabria, Francavilla Marittima, Plataci and Trebisacce.[4] The municipality includes the hamlets (frazioni) of Villapiana Lido[5] and Villapiana Scalo,[6] both by the Ionian Coast.

Transport[edit]

The municipality, crossed by the Jonica railway, is served by two stations: Villapiana Lido in the homonym hamlet, and Villapiana-Torre Cerchiara in Villapiana Scalo. The coast is crossed by the state highway SS106 "Jonica", connecting Taranto with Reggio Calabria.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  4. ^ 40080 (x a j h) Villapiana on OpenStreetMap
  5. ^ 177051563 Villapiana Lido on OpenStreetMap
  6. ^ 3094199836 Villapiana Scalo on OpenStreetMap

External links[edit]

Media related to Villapiana at Wikimedia Commons