Region of Calabria

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Calabria has been immortalized in the drawings of Edward Lear who, traveling through on a donkey in 1847, was transfixed by the "horror and magnificence" of its savage landscape. Along with Sicily, Puglia and Basilicata, Calabria was part of Magna Grecia. Later on centuries of rule by Naples led to the marginalization of Calabria. Nowadays Calabria has a terrifying reputation due to the "ndrandheta", the ferocious first cousin to the Mafia whose activities are constant menace.

Capital Catanzaro
Provinces Catanzaro
Reggio Calabria
Vibo Valentia
Municipalities 409
Area 15081 km2
Population (2004 est.) 2007392
  Climate of Basilicata
Average monthly maximum temperature Average daily hours of sunshine Average monthly rainfall
9.5 to 18 6 hrs 70 mm
18.5 to 29.5 10 hrs 13mm
14 to 21.5 5 hrs 86 mm
6.5 to 13 4 hrs 90 mm
Regions of Italy