|Comune di Catanzaro|
Municipal coat of arms
Location of Catanzaro in Italy
|Mayor||Rosario Olivo (since June 2006)|
|Elevation||342 m (1,122 ft)|
|Area||111. Football Club Catanzaro is a football club based in Catanzaro, Calabria. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Calabria ( Latin: Brutium) is a region in southern Italy, south of Naples, located at the "toe" of In Italy, a Province (in Italian provincia) is an administrative division of intermediate level between Municipality ( Comune The Province of Catanzaro (Provincia di Catanzaro is a province of the Calabria region in Italy. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 3 km² (43 sq mi)|
|Population (as of May 31, 2005)|
|- Density||853/km² (2,209/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET, UTC+1|
|Frazioni||Marina, Santa Maria, Piterà, Sant'Elia, Gagliano, Siano, Sala, Cava, Corvo, Germaneto, Giovino, Pontegrande|
|Patron||St. Vitalianus and St. Events 1279 BC - Rameses II (The Great (19th dynasty becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Central European Time ( CET) is one of the names of the Time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. UTC+1 is used in the following locations Central European Time West Africa Time Western European Summer Time A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a People or the inhabitants of a place Here are a list of area codes in Italy. All numbers here begin with the country code (0039 A frazione, in Italy, is the name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a Comune; for other Administrative Saint Vitalian(us of Capua (San Vitaliano di Capua was a 7th-century bishop of that city. Agatius (co-patron)|
|- Day||July 16|
Catanzaro (Greek: Katantheros, Katastarioi Lokroi) is a city in Calabria, Italy, the capital of both the province of Catanzaro and the whole region of Calabria. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Calabria ( Latin: Brutium) is a region in southern Italy, south of Naples, located at the "toe" of Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest The Province of Catanzaro (Provincia di Catanzaro is a province of the Calabria region in Italy.
The town rises on a rock and is split into two parts by the steep Fiumarella valley, the two sections being connected by a huge concrete steel bridge (the Viadotto Morandi), among the highest in Europe, built in 1960 on a design by architect Riccardo Morandi. Riccardo Morandi (1 September 1902 - 25 December 1989 was an Italian Civil engineer best known for his interesting use of Reinforced concrete. The beach side neighborhood Catanzaro Lido, located about 5 kilometers south, has a wide promenade and a harbor for small fishing and pleasure boats.
The origins of the name are debated. Some say it derived from two Byzantine generals, Kattaro and Zaro, while another theory is that Zaro was the original name of the river (Zarapotamo), so that katà Zaro would mean beyond the river. According to Luigi Settembrini, the name could also be derived by the Greek words kata'- antheros "on the flowery (hills)"
The old town was built over three hills (St. Luigi Settembrini (1813 Naples - 1877 Florence) was a Neapolitan Man of letters and Politician Biography Aged 22 he was Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Trifone or St. Rocco Hill; Episcopate's Hill; St. John's Hill) in Byzantine times.
In the 15th century, under the Aragonese domination of southern Italy, Catanzaro was the silk producing capital of the world that created silks and lace for the world's courts and Vatican. The Holy See is the episcopal jurisdiction of the Bishop of Rome, commonly known as the Pope, and is the preeminent Episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Merchants often came from all over Europe to buy the silk in the port of Reggio Calabria before Pentecost day. Reggio di Calabria (Italian pronunciation /ˈrɛʤo ˌdikaˈlabrja/ Calabrian dialect: Rìggiu, Greek-Calabrian: Righi, Greek: Pentecost (πεντηκοστή, pentekostē, "the fiftieth day" is one of the prominent feasts in the Christian Liturgical year, celebrated the
During the revolt of Calabrian barons of 1528, the Spanish viceroy Pedro Alarcon de Mendoza with 11,000 loyal troops resisted a long siege, gaining for the city the title of magnifica at fidelissima by emperor Charles V and the right to mint coin. Charles V (24 February 1500 &ndash 21 September 1558 was
A devastating earthquake in 1783 wiped away churches, palaces and a large part of the population, and a second in earthquake in 1832 completed the destruction of most of the ancient historical buildings. An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth 's crust that creates Seismic waves Earthquakes are recorded with a Seismometer Year 1783 ( MDCCLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or Year 1832 ( MDCCCXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian
Catanzaro was once a flourishing Byzantine center as well as an early Norman outpost. The former Norman castle still remains today.
Catanzaro is home of the Nobel prize winner Renato Dulbecco and of the contemporary artist Mimmo Rotella, inventor of the Decollage. The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature Renato Dulbecco (born February 22, 1914) is an Italian virologist who won a 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on Reverse transcriptase Domenico "Mimmo" Rotella, ( October 7 1918 &ndash January 8 2006) was an Italian Artist and Poet Décollage, in Art, is the opposite of Collage; instead of an image being built up of all or parts of existing images it is created by cutting tearing away or otherwise
Catanzaro's economy is mostly based on tertiary and services. Industries are mostly medium- and small-size companies working with a local market.
Catanzaro is served by the SS106 Jonica state road which connects it to the A3 Highway.
In the city centre is a funicular line with three stations. A metropolitan service (with c. 1,600,000 users per year, with 20 trains working) is provided by Ferrovie della Calabria, with a total of 11 railway stations in the city, plus others in 12 comuni of the hinterland. The rest of the public transportation system is based on 49 bus lines of AMC (Azienda per la Mobilità Catanzaro).