Cutro

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Cutro
Comune
Comune di Cutro
The Chiesa Madre of Cutro.
The Chiesa Madre of Cutro.
Coat of arms of Cutro
Coat of arms
Cutro is located in Italy
Cutro
Location of Cutro in Italy
Coordinates: 39°01′58″N 16°58′57″E / 39.03278°N 16.98250°E / 39.03278; 16.98250Coordinates: 39°01′58″N 16°58′57″E / 39.03278°N 16.98250°E / 39.03278; 16.98250
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCrotone (KR)
FrazioniSan Leonardo, Steccato
Government
 • MayorSalvatore Migale
Area
 • Total131 km2 (51 sq mi)
Elevation226 m (741 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total10,474
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
DemonymCutresi
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code88842
Dialing code0962
Patron saintSS. Crucifix
Saint dayMay 3
WebsiteOfficial website
 
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Cutro
Comune
Comune di Cutro
The Chiesa Madre of Cutro.
The Chiesa Madre of Cutro.
Coat of arms of Cutro
Coat of arms
Cutro is located in Italy
Cutro
Location of Cutro in Italy
Coordinates: 39°01′58″N 16°58′57″E / 39.03278°N 16.98250°E / 39.03278; 16.98250Coordinates: 39°01′58″N 16°58′57″E / 39.03278°N 16.98250°E / 39.03278; 16.98250
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCrotone (KR)
FrazioniSan Leonardo, Steccato
Government
 • MayorSalvatore Migale
Area
 • Total131 km2 (51 sq mi)
Elevation226 m (741 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total10,474
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
DemonymCutresi
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code88842
Dialing code0962
Patron saintSS. Crucifix
Saint dayMay 3
WebsiteOfficial website

Cutro is a town and comune in the province of Crotone, Calabria region, Italy. It is the place of birth of Vincenzo Iaquinta, World Cup-winning footballer who plays for Serie A club Juventus.

History[edit]

Cutro was a Greek colony of Magna Graecia, with the name of Kyterion.

It obtained the title of city in 1575 by the Spanish King Philip II, after the local chess champion Giò Leonardo Di Bona had won a contest at the Spanish court.

Cutro was destroyed by an earthquake on March 8, 1832. It remained the most populous centre of the region until the mid-20th century, when a strong emigration flow towards Germany and northern Italy (especially in Reggio Emilia) reduced the number of inhabitants considerably.

Notable People[edit]

External links[edit]

Italian Wikipedia article