Maierato

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Maierato
Comune
Comune di Maierato
Maierato is located in Italy
Maierato
Maierato
Location of Maierato in Italy
Coordinates: 38°42′N 16°12′E / 38.700°N 16.200°E / 38.700; 16.200
Country Italy
Region Calabrie
Province / Metropolitan ceety Province o Vibo Valentia (VV)
Aurie
 • Tot 39.9 km2 (15.4 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Tot 2,305
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Maieratani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89843
Dialin code 0963

Maierato is a comune (municipality) in the Province o Vibo Valentia in the Italian region Calabrie, locatit aboot 40 km soothwast o Catanzaro an aboot 11 km northeast o Vibo Valentia. As o 31 Dizember 2004, it haed a population o 2,305 an a aurie o 39.9 km².[1]

Maierato borders the follaein municipalities: Capistrano, Filogaso, Francavilla Angitola, Monterosso Calabro, Pizzo, Polia, Sant'Onofrio.

Demographic evolution[eedit | eedit soorce]

2010 landslide[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Februar 2010 a landslide occurred near Maierato which wis filmit bi a amateur cameraman, whaur the whole nearbi hillside slid dounwairds. Some 200 fowk wur evacuatit frae their hames. The incident wis shown bi the BBC an can be foond belaw at links No 2 an 3 [2][3]

Maieratani in North Americae[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mony Italians frae the toun of Maierato set sail for the American East Coast, in howp tae find wirk tae provide for their faimilies, as Soothren Italy haed been quite impoverished at the time. Mony Maieratani men came tae the Unitit States pre-Warld War II, but returned efter the war tae marry ither Maieratani or tae bring faimily tae Americae. Maist Maieratani settled in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie aurie, an mony became steel mill wirkers. Nou, mony Maieratani control govrenment positions in the ceety.

The Maieratani that came tae Canadae maistly settled in the Golden Horseshoe aurie o soothren Ontario, mainly in Toronto an the Greater Toronto Area This group is vera ticht knit an even hae a social club cried "Maierato Club" wi annual events such as the "Festa Di San Rocco".

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8517378.stm
  3. http://daveslandslideblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/watch-this-extraordinary-landslide.html

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