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Calabria Region

Provinces of Calabria Region
CatanzaroCosenzaCrotone
Reggio CalabriaVibo Valentia 
General Information
CapitalCatanzaro
ZoneSouthern Italy
Number of Municipalities409
Number of Provinces5
Calabria Photo
From St. Mary of the Lauro's Sanctuary to Dino's Island, from Diamante Graffiti to Catanzaro Cathedral
Population
Total1,976,631
Males964,960
Females1,011,671
Useful Information
Population Namecalabresi
Useful Link
Kub Directory Calabria
Official Site
Towns Twinning
Codes
Istat Code18
Abbr.CAL
Surface
Kmq15,081
Mountain41.8%
Hill49.2%
Plain9.0%
Etymology (name origin)
In the Greek and Roman Age, the region was defined with different names, relating to autochthonous tribes, as Brutium and Ausonia. The Greek settlers of the Magna Graecia/ Megalę Hellas period named the areas Enotria, meaning land of wine. The present name refers to the Byzantine duchy of Calabria, a toponym deriving from the Italic cala, meaning rock.
Geography
Calabria is mostly a peninsula bordered by Basilicata to the north, Tyrrhenian Sea to the west and the Ionian Sea to the east; it is adjacent to Sicily to the south via the Strait of Messina. The 90% of its territory is mountainous and its highest peak is Serra Dolcedorme, part of the Pollino massif (2,267 m): the coastline measures 800 km. Calabria is located at the "toe" of the Italian peninsula on a strip of land measuring 240 km long and just 32 km wide at its most narrow point.
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