Motta San Giovanni

Motta San Giovanni is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southeast of Reggio Calabria.

Motta San Giovanni
Comune di Motta San Giovanni
Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie
Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie
Coat of arms of Motta San Giovanni
Coat of arms
Location of Motta San Giovanni
Motta San Giovanni is located in Italy
Motta San Giovanni
Motta San Giovanni
Location of Motta San Giovanni in Italy
Motta San Giovanni is located in Calabria
Motta San Giovanni
Motta San Giovanni
Motta San Giovanni (Calabria)
Coordinates: 38°0′N 15°42′E / 38.000°N 15.700°E / 38.000; 15.700
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
Metropolitan cityReggio Calabria (RC)
FrazioniLazzaro, Valanidi, Cambareri, Allai
Government
 • MayorPaolo Laganà
Area
 • Total46.7 km2 (18.0 sq mi)
Elevation
450 m (1,480 ft)
Population
 (November 2008)[3]
 • Total6,428
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Mottesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
89065
Dialing code0965
Patron saintSt. John the Evangelist
Saint dayDecember 27
WebsiteOfficial website

Motta San Giovanni borders the municipalities of Montebello Ionico and Reggio Calabria.

The most interesting feature of the comune is the Castle of Sant'Aniceto, a notable example of Byzantine-Norman architecture. The Capo dell'Armi Lighthouse is also located in the comune along the clifftops.

See alsoEdit

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.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)

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