Corigliano Calabro

Corigliano Calabro
Città di Corigliano Calabro

Panorama of Corigliano Calabro
Corigliano Calabro

Location of Corigliano Calabro in Italy

Coordinates: 39°36′N 16°31′E / 39.600°N 16.517°E / 39.600; 16.517Coordinates: 39°36′N 16°31′E / 39.600°N 16.517°E / 39.600; 16.517
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Cosenza (CS)
Frazioni Apollinara, Baraccone, Cantinella, Costa, Fabrizio Grande, Fabrizio Piccolo, Piana Caruso, San Nico, Scalo, Schiavonea, Simonetti, Thurio, Torricella, Villaggio Frassa
  Mayor Giuseppe Geraci
  Total 196 km2 (76 sq mi)
Elevation 210 m (690 ft)
Population (31 May 2010)
  Total 40,500
  Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Coriglianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87064
Dialing code 0983
Patron saint Saint Francis of Paola
Saint day April 25

Corigliano Calabro is a comune and town located in the province of Cosenza, 26 miles (42 km) northeast of the city of Cosenza, in Calabria, southern Italy.


It is situated near the mouth of a river of the same name, and contains an aqueduct. On an eminence overlooking the town is a feudal castle with massive towers and a deep trench. In the comune are the ruins of the ancient city of Thurii. Nearby is the site of the ancient city of Sybaris.


In 1879, it had a population of about 13,000. It had five churches, six convents, and a few public buildings. Licorice was made on a large scale, and there was a considerable trade in timber, wine, oranges, lemons, and olives.


It is the birthplace : of footballer Gennaro Gattuso ; Francesco Serra, father of Brazilian politician José Serra; Costantino Mortati Italian constitutionalist ; Vincenzo Tieri , journalist, writer, playwright, and the son Aroldo Tieri , actor.



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