Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria (Italian: Città metropolitana di Reggio Calabria) is an area of local government at the level of metropolitan city in the Calabria region of the Republic of Italy. It comprises the territory of the city of Reggio Calabria and 97 other municipalities (comuni) in the hinterland of the city. With more than 600,000 inhabitants, it is one of the main metropolitan areas. It replaced the Province of Reggio Calabria in 2017.
Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria
|Established||1 January 2017|
|Capital(s)||Reggio di Calabria|
|• Metropolitan Mayor||Giuseppe Falcomatà|
|• Total||3,183 km2 (1,229 sq mi)|
|• Density||180/km2 (460/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Comprising the 'toe' of the boot-shaped Italian Peninsula, the Aspromonte massif dominates the western part of the metropolitan city's territory: with its long coastline, it is a popular tourist destination during the summer.
The Metropolitan City was created by the reform of local authorities (Law 142/1990), and then established by the Law 56/2014.
The Metropolitan City is headed by the Metropolitan Mayor (Sindaco metropolitano) and the Metropolitan Council (Consiglio metropolitano).
List of Metropolitan Mayors of Reggio CalabriaEdit
|Metropolitan Mayor||Term start||Term end||Party|
|1||Giuseppe Falcomatà||2 February 2017||Incumbent||Democratic Party|
- ^ "Codici delle città metropolitane al 1° gennaio 2017". www.istat.it (in Italian). 23 December 2016.
- ^ OECD (2015-02-20). Governing the Metropolitan City of Venice. OECD Publishing. ISBN 9789264223592.
- (in Italian) Province of Reggio Calabria official website
- (in Italian) Città di Reggio Calabria official website
- Information on Southern Italy Naples, Italy, Consulate General of the United States. (Includes links to relevant official websites, Italian and American, including area governments, colleges and universities, cultural, travel and tourism sites related to the region.)