Calabria Region - Regione Calabria

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Region of Calabria

Calabria (Italian pronunciation: [kaˈlaːbrja]; Calàbbria in Calabrian, Καλαβρία in Greek, Kalavrì in Arbëresh), known in antiquity as Bruttium or formerly as Italia, is a region in southern Italy, forming the "toe" of the Italian Peninsula. The capital city of Calabria is Catanzaro. The most populated city and the seat of the Calabrian Regional Council, however, is Reggio.

It is bordered to the north by the region of Basilicata, to the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea, and to the east by the Ionian Sea. The region covers 15,080 km2 (5,822 sq mi) and has a population of just under 2 million. The demonym of Calabria in English is Calabrian.

In ancient times the name Calabria was used to refer to the southern part of Apulia, the peninsula of Salento (also known as the "heel" of Italy).

Provinces (Province)

Calabria consists of four provinces and one metropolitan city, as follows[1]:

Locations of provinces of Calabria.
Province Number of Comuni Population Area
Web site
Province of Catanzaro 80 360,823 2,415 Catanzaro
Province of Cosenza 150 708,702 6,710 Cosenza
Province of Crotone 27 175,061 1,736 Crotone
Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria 97 551,212 3,210 Reggio Calabria
Province of Vibo Valentia 50 160,889 1,151 Vibo Valentia

History (Storia)

Sources (Fonti)

  1. Italian Wikipedia on Regione Calabria

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