Cutro (Calabrian: Cùtru) is a town and comune in the province of Crotone, Calabria region, Italy. It's called "City of chess". It is the place of birth of Vincenzo Iaquinta, World Cup-winning footballer who played for Serie A club Juventus.

Cutro
Comune di Cutro
The Chiesa Madre of Cutro.
The Chiesa Madre of Cutro.
Coat of arms of Cutro
Location of Cutro
Cutro is located in Italy
Cutro
Cutro
Location of Cutro in Italy
Cutro is located in Calabria
Cutro
Cutro
Cutro (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°01′58″N 16°58′57″E / 39.03278°N 16.98250°E / 39.03278; 16.98250Coordinates: 39°01′58″N 16°58′57″E / 39.03278°N 16.98250°E / 39.03278; 16.98250
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCrotone (KR)
FrazioniSan Leonardo, Steccato
Government
 • MayorSalvatore Di Vuono
Area
 • Total131 km2 (51 sq mi)
Elevation
226 m (741 ft)
Population
 (December 31, 2004)[2]
 • Total10,474
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cutresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
88842
Dialing code0962
Patron saintSS. Crucifix
Saint dayMay 3
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Cutro was a Greek colony of Magna Graecia, with the name of Kyterion.

It obtained the title of city in 1575 by the Spanish King Philip II, after the local chess champion Giò Leonardo Di Bona had won a contest at the Spanish court, become first international winner of chess.

Cutro was destroyed by an earthquake on March 8, 1832. It remained the most populous centre of the region until the mid-20th century, when a strong emigration flow towards Germany and northern Italy (especially in Reggio Emilia) reduced the number of inhabitants considerably.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

External linksEdit

Italian Wikipedia article