Roghudi (Calabrian Greek: Ροχούδι, romanizedRichùdi, or Rigùdi) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Reggio Calabria.

Roghudi
Rigùdi / Ροχούδι (Greek)
Comune di Roghudi
View of Roghudi Vecchio
View of Roghudi Vecchio
Location of Roghudi
Roghudi is located in Italy
Roghudi
Roghudi
Location of Roghudi in Italy
Roghudi is located in Calabria
Roghudi
Roghudi
Roghudi (Calabria)
Coordinates: 37°55′N 15°46′E / 37.917°N 15.767°E / 37.917; 15.767Coordinates: 37°55′N 15°46′E / 37.917°N 15.767°E / 37.917; 15.767
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
Metropolitan cityReggio Calabria (RC)
FrazioniChorio, Rughudi Nuovo, Rughudi Vecchio
Government
 • MayorAgostino Zavettieri
Area
 • Total36.5 km2 (14.1 sq mi)
Elevation
55 m (180 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2012)[2]
 • Total1,137
 • Density31/km2 (81/sq mi)
DemonymRoghudisi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
89060
Dialing code0965
Patron saintMadonna delle Grazie
Saint day2 July
WebsiteOfficial website

It consists of two main centers separated by some 40 kilometres (25 mi), the first (Roghudi Nuovo, meaning "new Roghudi" and housing the communal seat) is an enclave in the communal territory of Melito di Porto Salvo, near the Ionian Sea coast; the second, Roghudi Vecchio, is located in the mainland at the foot of the Aspromonte. Roghudi Nuovo was founded in 1973 after two consecutive floods had made Roghudi Vecchio uninhabitable.

Roghudi is one of the places where the Greek–Calabrian dialect is still spoken, this being a remnant of the ancient Greek colonisation of Magna Graecia in Southern Italy and Sicily.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)

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