Civita, Calabria

Civita (Arbërisht: Çifti) is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Facing the Ionian Sea, it is part of the Pollino National Park.

Civita

Çifti
Comune di Civita
Civita panorama
Civita panorama
Coat of arms of Civita
Coat of arms
Location of Civita
Civita is located in Italy
Civita
Civita
Location of Civita in Italy
Civita is located in Calabria
Civita
Civita
Civita (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°50′N 16°19′E / 39.833°N 16.317°E / 39.833; 16.317Coordinates: 39°50′N 16°19′E / 39.833°N 16.317°E / 39.833; 16.317
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCosenza (CS)
Government
 • MayorAlessandro Tocci
Area
 • Total27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation
450 m (1,480 ft)
Population
 (December 31, 2004)[2]
 • Total1,124
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Civitesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
87010
Dialing code0981
Patron saintSt. Blaise
WebsiteOfficial website

It was founded in the 15th century by Albanian refugees from the Ottoman invasion. The Civitesi are part of an ethnic minority (Arbëreshë) officially recognized by the Italian laws.

Main sightsEdit

  • Ponte del Diavolo (Devil's Bridge).
  • Raganello Canyons.
  • Church with Byzantine mosaics and a precious icon.
  • Arbëreshë Ethnic Museum.

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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