Cittanova, (Reggio Calabria)

Cittanova is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Reggio Calabria. Geography Cittanova borders the following municipalities: Antonimina, Canolo, Ciminà, Gerace, Melicucco, Molochio, Polistena, Rizziconi, Rosarno, San Giorgio Morgeto, Taurianova. History Cittanova ("New City") was born in 1618, in the wake of the disastrous earthquake of 1616, as the Nuovo Casale di Curtuladi ("New Hamlet of Curtuladi"), then Casalnuovo upgraded to city status as Cittanova. The city was all but demolished in the great earthquake of 1783 that damaged Messina. Demographic evolution Transportation Cittanova has a railways station served by the Ferrovie della Calabria. It is crossed by the Locri-Gioia Tauro Provincial Road. Twin towns Ivangorod, Russia Caltanissetta, Italy Trivia Because of official Croatian/Italian bilingualism in Istria, the official Italian name of the small Croatian city of Novigrad on the Istria peninsula is also rendered Cittanova. References External links Media related to Cittanova at Wikimedia Commons Official website Cittanova.Com CittanovaOnLine.It


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