Soriano Calabro

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Soriano Calabro
Comune
Comune di Soriano Calabro
Soriano Calabro is located in Italy
Soriano Calabro
Soriano Calabro
Location o Soriano Calabro in Italy
Coordinates: 38°36′N 16°14′E / 38.600°N 16.233°E / 38.600; 16.233
Kintra Italy
Region Calabrie
Province Province o Vibo Valentia (VV)
Area
 • Total 15.2 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 2,975
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 88017
Diallin code 0963

Soriano Calabro is a comune (municipality) in the Province o Vibo Valentia in the Italian region Calabrie, locatit aboot 45 km soothwast o Catanzaro an aboot 15 km sootheast o Vibo Valentia. As o 31 Dizember 2004, it haed a population o 2,975 an a aurie o 15.2 km².[1]

Soriano Calabro wis foondit bi a group o monks componit maistly o Siries an Egyptians an aw who migratit tae the Italian peninsula in the 10t century.[2] The monks were permittit tae settle in three different places, in Lazio, Sicily an Calabrie. Those who settled in Calabrie foondit the toun o Soriano Calabro, oreeginally namin it Soriano, which wis taken frae the name o the kintra Sirie (سوريا sūryā in Arabic) an hence meant 'Sirie', which at that time in Italian wis written as 'Sòriano'.

Soriano Calabro borders the follaein municipalities: Gerocarne, Pizzoni, Sorianello, Stefanaconi.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. http://www.initalytoday.com/calabria/soriano_calabro/index.htm