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San Sosti (Calabrian: Santisuòsti; from Greek: Άγιος Σώστης, romanizedAgios Sostis) is a comune in the province of Cosenza, in Calabria.

San Sosti
Comune di San Sosti
Location of San Sosti
San Sosti is located in Italy
San Sosti
San Sosti
Location of San Sosti in Italy
San Sosti is located in Calabria
San Sosti
San Sosti
San Sosti (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°39′36″N 16°1′42″E / 39.66000°N 16.02833°E / 39.66000; 16.02833Coordinates: 39°39′36″N 16°1′42″E / 39.66000°N 16.02833°E / 39.66000; 16.02833
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCosenza (CS)
FrazioniMacellara, Fravitta
Area
 • Total43.55 km2 (16.81 sq mi)
Elevation
355 m (1,165 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,169
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sansostesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
87010
Dialing code0981
Patron saintSt. Joseph
Saint dayMarch 19

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HistoryEdit

A highly decorated bronze axe-head was discovered near San Sosti in 1846. This votive offering was later bought by the collector and goldsmith Alessandro Castellani, from whom it was eventually acquired by the British Museum in 1884.[4] On the axe is inscribed an important dedication in the Achaean dialect of Ancient Greek that can be dated to the sixth century BC.

In 1448, people from Albania migrated to San Sosti.

Main sightsEdit

  • Sanctuary of Madonna del Pettoruto, founded in 1274 by the monks of the Abbey of Acquaformosa. It was rebuilt after the 1783 Calabrian earthquakes. It houses a 17th-century stone sculpture of a Madonna with Child
  • The Abbey of San Sozonte (10th-11th centuries)
  • The ruins of the Rocca, a 10th-century castle, which according to tradition was used by Hannibal during the Punic Wars.

Notes and 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. ^ "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT". istat.it. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  4. ^ "British Museum - Bronze axe-head". British Museum. Archived from the original on 2015-10-18. Retrieved 2017-06-15.

External linksEdit

  Media related to San Sosti at Wikimedia Commons