Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria

The Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria (Italian: Città Metropolitana di Reggio Calabria) is a metropolitan city in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Its capital is Reggio di Calabria. It replaced the Province of Reggio Calabria in 2017.

Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria
Location of the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria
Location of the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria
Country Italy
RegionCalabria
Established1 January 2017
Capital(s)Reggio di Calabria
Comuni97
Government
 • Metropolitan MayorGiuseppe Falcomatà
Area
 • Total3,183 km2 (1,229 sq mi)
Population
 (31-8-2014)
 • Total559,215
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISTAT280[1]

The Aspromonte massif dominates the western part, and with its long coastline, the metropolitan city is a popular tourist destination during the summer.

HistoryEdit

The Metropolitan City was created by the reform of local authorities (Law 142/1990), and then established by the Law 56/2014.[2]

GovernmentEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Codici delle città metropolitane al 1° gennaio 2017". www.istat.it (in Italian). 23 December 2016.
  2. ^ OECD (2015-02-20). Governing the Metropolitan City of Venice. OECD Publishing. ISBN 9789264223592.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 38°06′41″N 15°39′43″E / 38.1114°N 15.6619°E / 38.1114; 15.6619