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History of Calabria

 

Calabria is a land of ancient Mediterranean civilisations, and gave the Italian peninsula its name: Calabria was once called 'Italy' in honour of its inhabitants who were known as Italy.

 

Calabria still preserves important visible signs of the fundamental eras in European culture and history ranging from prehistoric Bruzi settlements to the great epoch of the Magna Graecia. And the Romans, Goths, Lombards, Byzantines, Normans, Swabs, Angevins, Aragonese and Bourbons all left architectural traces of great cultural and artistic importance here. Calabria has always been a bridge for a variety of cultures and retains their influences even today in its splendid folklore.

 

Population: 2,011,466 inhabitants (*)
Surface area: 15,080 km?
Provinces: Catanzaro, Cosenza, Reggio Calabria, Crotone and Vibo Valentia
GDP: 27.7 billion euro (*)
Inhabitants per km?: 133 (*)
Number of companies: 98.797 (*)
Imports: 530 billion euro (*) (Year 2003)
Exports: 309 billion euro (*) (Year 2003)
(*) Source: ISTAT

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