Mileto

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Mileto
Comune
Comune di Mileto
Kirk o SS. Trinità.
Kirk o SS. Trinità.
Mileto is located in Italy
Mileto
Mileto
Location of Mileto in Italy
Coordinates: 38°37′N 16°4′E / 38.617°N 16.067°E / 38.617; 16.067
Country Italy
Region Calabrie
Province / Metropolitan ceety Vibo Valentia (VV)
Frazioni Calabrò, Comparni, Paravati, San Giovanni
Aurie
 • Tot 34.9 km2 (13.5 sq mi)
Elevation 365 m (1,198 ft)
Population (2007[1])
 • Tot 7,058
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Miletesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89852
Dialin code 0963

Mileto (Greek: Miletos) is a comune (municipality) in the Province o Vibo Valentia in the Italian region Calabrie, located about 60 km soothwast o Catanzaro an aboot 6 km sooth o Vibo Valentia.

Mileto is the seat o the Roman Catholic diocese o Mileto.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae tradeetion, the ceety wis foondit, no far frae the steid o the auncient Medama bi Greek fugitives frae Miletus (Miletos in Greek; hence the name) in Anatolie, which haed been destroyed bi Darius.

Mileto wis a Norman stranghauld unner Roger I o Sicily, the last great leader o the Norman conquest o soothren Italy. He dee'd here o auld age in 1101. Roger's son an a Coont o Sicily an aw, Simon dee'd in the toun in 1105, when he wis 12 years auld.

Simon's brother an successor Roger II wis born here in 1095. He began his rule as Coont o Sicily in 1105 an later became Duke o Apulie ane Calabrie in 1127. He became the first Keeng o Sicily in 1130.

In 1807 it wis the location o the Battle o Mileto atween the French an Neapolitan airmies.

Mileto suffered frae numerous yirdquauks, especially frae those o 1905 an 1906, an, awtho in a less degree, frae that o 28 Dizember, 1908, which destroyed Reggio an Messina.

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.