Terranova da Sibari

Terranova da Sibari (Calabrian: Terranova di Sibbari) is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It is located on a hill between the river Crati and the last stretches of the Sila Mountains, at some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the Ionian Sea. Refugees from the ancient city of Thurii founded Terranova after the destruction of their city in the war against Croton.

Terranova da Sibari
Comune di Terranova da Sibari
Feudal castle.
Feudal castle.
Coat of arms of Terranova da Sibari
Coat of arms
Location of Terranova da Sibari
Terranova da Sibari is located in Italy
Terranova da Sibari
Terranova da Sibari
Location of Terranova da Sibari in Italy
Terranova da Sibari is located in Calabria
Terranova da Sibari
Terranova da Sibari
Terranova da Sibari (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°39′N 16°20′E / 39.650°N 16.333°E / 39.650; 16.333
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCosenza (CS)
Government
 • MayorLuigi Lirangi
Area
 • Total43.06 km2 (16.63 sq mi)
Elevation
313 m (1,027 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2013)[3]
 • Total5,180
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Terranovesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
87010
Dialing code0981
Patron saintSt. Francis
Saint daySecond Sunday in May
WebsiteOfficial website

Once known as Terranova del Vallo and Terranova di Calabria Citra, it received the current name after the unification of Italy, referring to the ancient cities of Thurii and Sybaris.

The main attractions include the feudal castle, the Torre Acquanova fountain and six medieval-Baroque churches.

International relationsEdit

Terranova da Sibari is twinned with:

Notable peopleEdit

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. ^ Data from Istat

External linksEdit

Official website