Serrastretta

Serrastretta is a town and comune in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

Serrastretta
Comune di Serrastretta
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Location of Serrastretta
Serrastretta is located in Italy
Serrastretta
Serrastretta
Location of Serrastretta in Italy
Serrastretta is located in Calabria
Serrastretta
Serrastretta
Serrastretta (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°1′N 16°24′E / 39.017°N 16.400°E / 39.017; 16.400Coordinates: 39°1′N 16°24′E / 39.017°N 16.400°E / 39.017; 16.400
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCatanzaro (CZ)
FrazioniAccaria, Angoli, Migliuso, Cancello, Nocelle, Viterale, Forestella, Polidonti,San Michele
Government
 • MayorFelice Maria Molinaro
Area
 • Total41.65 km2 (16.08 sq mi)
Elevation
840 m (2,760 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2013)[2]
 • Total3,207
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Serrastrettesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
88040
Dialing code0968
Patron saintSan Gaetano
WebsiteOfficial website

The town is bordered by Amato, Decollatura, Feroleto Antico, Lamezia Terme, Miglierina, Pianopoli, Platania and San Pietro Apostolo.

EconomyEdit

Serrastretta is a center of production of furniture, kitchens, door-frames, casings and furnishings of every kind. Above all are the woven-straw chairs, for which Serrastretta is considered to be one of the main Calabrese producers. The chair makers continue to construct chairs as in the past - a frame made of wood, to which the women expertly apply the woven straw seats with a special bush "vuda", coming from the plants in the marshlands.

In the territory of Serrastretta also porcini mushrooms are found, particularly in areas where chestnut trees grow. There is also a museum devoted to the singer Dalida, whose parents originally came from Serrastretta.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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