Mongrassano — Comune — Comune di Mongrassano
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Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Italy Region Calabria Province Cosenza (CS) Government - Mayor Vito Frank Barbagallo Area - Total 34 km2 (13.1 sq mi) Elevation 540 m (1,772 ft) Population - Total 1,694 - Density 49.8/km2 (129/sq mi) Demonym Mongrassanesi Time zone CET (UTC+1) - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) Postal code 87040 Dialing code 0984 Patron saint Santa Lucia da Siracusa Saint day Third Sunday in August Website Official website
The town is part of the Comunità Montana Media Valle Crate.
Mongrassano already existed in the 12th century as a hamlet of San Marco named Mons Crasanus, Mocrasani, Montegrassano or Magrosani. It was originally divided in two hamlets: Serra di Leo and Mongrassano. Like many other Albanian-origin settlements the urban structure was based on the gijtonia, in other words, circular streets. In either 1459 or early in the 16th century, another group of Albanian political refugees came and settled in Mongrassano.
On 20 July 1459 the Prince of Bisignano gave the civil jurisdiction of the city to the Bishop of San Marco. In 1642 the Gaetani acquired the territory; in 1688 they sold the property to the Marquesses of Fuscaldo, who held it until the end of the feudal system in 1806. In 1807 Mongrassano became state owned and in 1811 it joined with Serra di Leo. In 1816 it was elevated to the level of a comune, with Serra di Leo as its frazione.
Language and dialect
Officially the inhabitants speak Italian. Traditionally, the dialect is of Albanian origin (Arbëresh), but is spoken by an increasingly restricted number of inhabitants.
The patron saint of Mongrassano is Saint Catherine of Siena, but the most important festival in the town is Saint Lucia that occurs during the month of August.
Arbëreshë settlements and notable Arbëreshë Basilicata CalabriaAcquaformosa · Amato · Andali · Caraffa di Catanzaro · Carfizzi · Civita · Castroregio · Cervicati · Cerzeto · Falconara Albanese · Farneta · Firmo · Frascineto · Gizzeria · Lungro · Marcedusa · Maida · Marri · Mongrassano · Pallagorio · Plataci · Rota Greca · San Basile · San Benedetto Ullano · San Cosmo Albanese · San Demetrio Corone · San Giacomo · San Giorgio Albanese · San Lorenzo del Vallo · San Martino di Finita · San Nicola dell'Alto · Santa Caterina Albanese · Santa Sofia d'Epiro · Spezzano Albanese · Vaccarizzo Albanese · Zagarise CampaniaGreci Molise Puglia Sicilia Notable Arbëreshë
Giorgio Basta · Lekë Matrënga · Pope Clement XI · Giorgio Guzzetta · Jeronim de Rada · Anton Santori · Francesco Crispi · Gavril Dara the Younger · Dhimitër Kamarda · Zef Serembe · Zef Skiroi · Antonio Gramsci · Enrico Cuccia · Joseph J. DioGuardi · Gaetano Petrotta · Claudia Conserva · John Cena · Ernesto Sábato · Nikollë Keta · Bernardo Bilotta · Zef Skirò Di Maxho
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