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Comune di Nicotera
Nicotera is located in Italy
Location o Nicotera in Italy
Coordinates: 38°33′N 15°56′E / 38.550°N 15.933°E / 38.550; 15.933
ProvinceVibo Valentia (VV)
FrazioniComèrconi, Marina, Preìtoni, Badia di Nicotera
 • MayorFrancesco Pagano
 • Total32 km2 (12 sq mi)
220 m (720 ft)
 • Total6,487
 • Density200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code0963
Patron sauntSaunt Joseph; Assumption o Mary
Saunt day21 March; 15 August
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Nicotera (Greek: Nikoptera, Medma) is a comune (municipality) in the province o Vibo Valentia, Calabrie, soothren Italy.

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Nicòtera oreegins lee wi the auncient Greek ceety o Medma which wis foondit bi the Locresis o Locri Epizephyris.

Durin the period o Roman domination it pairtially survivit anerly throu the emporium (port), near the day’s Nicotera Marina. A Christian bishopric see is attestit in Nicotera durin the Middle Ages.[1]

View o the upper toun wi the castle on the left.

In 1065 Robert Guiscard conquered it frae the Byzantine Empire, an the toun grew aroond the castle an the cathedral biggit unner the Normans.

Unner Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II Nicotera attained economic walth. Tae encourage commerce an industry, Frederick promotit Jewish dounset in the aurie cried "Giudecca", in which Jews o this ghetto inhabitit the aurie near the castle, enjoy protection frae Christian persecution bi the Bishop o Nicotera.

In the 15t century, unner the rule o Alfonso o Aragon, it passed unner the yoke o feudalism an it decayed. In 1806 the French Revolution swept awa the feudal seestem in Nicotera. Efter the restoration o Ferdinand I o the Twa Sicilies, Nicotera continued tae be chief toun o the destrict, wi wha are nou the modren communes o Joppolo an Limbadi as its dependencies.

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