Umbriatico is a comune and town in the province of Crotone, in Calabria, southern Italy. As of 2007 Umbriatico had an estimated population of 930.[3]

Umbriatico
Comune di Umbriatico
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Coat of arms of Umbriatico
Location of Umbriatico
Umbriatico is located in Italy
Umbriatico
Umbriatico
Location of Umbriatico in Italy
Umbriatico is located in Calabria
Umbriatico
Umbriatico
Umbriatico (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°21′N 16°54′E / 39.350°N 16.900°E / 39.350; 16.900Coordinates: 39°21′N 16°54′E / 39.350°N 16.900°E / 39.350; 16.900
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCrotone (KR)
FrazioniPerticaro
Government
 • MayorPietro Grillo
Area
 • Total72 km2 (28 sq mi)
Elevation
422 m (1,385 ft)
Population
 (2007)[2]
 • Total930
 • Density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
88823
Dialing code0962

HistoryEdit

Umbriatico was founded by the Oenotrians before the arrival of the Greek colonists who founded nearby Kroton. During the Second Punic War it had a defensive wall, but this did not prevent the Romans from storming it and massacring the population.

During the Middle Ages Umbriatico was the seat of a bishopric, which was abolished as a residential see in 1818 and brought into use as a titular diocese of the Catholic Church in 1969.

The town is now a small agricultural and livestock-breeding centre.

SourcesEdit

  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.
  3. ^ ""The World Gazetteer"". Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2007-02-25.