Diamante, Calabria

Comune di Diamante

Coat of arms

Location of Diamante in Italy

Coordinates: 39°41′N 15°49′E / 39.683°N 15.817°E / 39.683; 15.817Coordinates: 39°41′N 15°49′E / 39.683°N 15.817°E / 39.683; 15.817
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Cosenza (CS)
Frazioni Cirella
  Mayor Ernesto Magorno
  Total 11 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2007)
  Total 5,387
  Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Diamantesi or Adamantini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87023
Dialing code 0985
Patron saint Immaculate Conception
Saint day 8 December and 12 August

Diamante is a coastal town and comune in the province of Cosenza, part of the Calabria region of southern Italy.

The Diamante citron takes its name from the town, and Calabria is still the home of this variety of citron.

Each year in August Diamante hosts a festival celebrating the local produce, peperoncino (chili pepper). These are prepared as dried strings, infused into olive oil and made into a paste known as Calabrese Bomba.

Twin towns

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