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Ciminà, Calabria

Ciminà rises on a crest of Monte Petrotondo and dominates the Condojanni fiumara (a fiumara is a usually short stream with a wide, stony bed, with abundance of water in winter and autumn and a very low water flow for the rest of the year) and the Platì valley. Its territory is included in the Aspromonte National Park.

Info

  • Population: about 570 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 89040
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0964
  • Demonym: ciminesi
  • Patron Saint: St. Nicola of Bari, celebrated on 6 December.

History

It was founded after the 10th century AD as a shelter for the citizens of Locri escaping from Muslim raids. The historical center still today preserves fine palaces and houses built with the special yellow/purple tufa, found only around Ciminà.

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