Sibari is an Italian frazione of the comune (municipality) of Cassano allo Ionio. It lies in the province of Cosenza which is part of the region Calabria.

Sibari
Sibari is located in Italy
Sibari
Sibari
Location of Sibari in Italy
Coordinates: 39°45′3″N 16°27′5″E / 39.75083°N 16.45139°E / 39.75083; 16.45139Coordinates: 39°45′3″N 16°27′5″E / 39.75083°N 16.45139°E / 39.75083; 16.45139
Country Italy
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCosenza (CS)
ComuneCassano allo Ionio
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 • Total5,000
Demonym(s)Sibariti
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
87011
Dialing code0981
Patron saintSaint Joseph and Our Lady of Graces
Saint day19 March

GeographyEdit

It is located close to the Gulf of Taranto and the archaeological sites of the Ancient Greek cities of Sybaris and Thurii which can be found a few kilometers to the southeast of the town. It also has a train station.

HistoryEdit

It was founded in the 1960s. The town has grown after a program of land reclamation. In the 1980s and 1990s beach tourism developed in the town. The local agriculture produces citrus fruits, olives and rice. In recent years there have been numerous attempts to gain autonomy, which have failed.

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External linksEdit

  Media related to Sibari at Wikimedia Commons