Cosenza

Cosenza (/kˈzɛntsə/ koh-ZENT-sə, Italian: [koˈzɛntsa] (listen)), is a city in Calabria, Italy. The city centre has a population of approximately 70,000; the urban area counts over 200,000 inhabitants.[3] It is the capital of the Province of Cosenza, which has a population of over 700,000. The demonym of Cosenza in English is Cosentian.

Cosenza
Città di Cosenza
Panoramic Night View
Cosenza within the Province of Cosenza
Location of Cosenza
Cosenza
Location of Cosenza in Italy
Cosenza
Cosenza (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°18′N 16°15′E
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCosenza (CS)
FrazioniDonnici, Sant'Ippolito, Borgo Partenope, Muoio
Government
  MayorMario Occhiuto
Area
  Total37 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation
238 m (781 ft)
Population
 (28 December 2020)[2]
  Total67,563
  Density1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cosentians (Italian: cosentini)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
87100
Dialing code0984
Patron saintOur Lady of the Pillar
Saint day12 February
WebsiteOfficial website

The ancient town is the seat of the Cosentian Academy, one of the oldest academies of philosophical and literary studies in Italy and Europe. To this day, the city remains a cultural hub, with museums, monuments, theatres, libraries, and the University of Calabria.