Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Calabria, the south-western extremity of the mainland of Italy, covering an area of upwards of 6,500 square miles. It comprises the provinces Cosenza, Catanzaro, and Reggio, and in the centre is traversed by the Apennines, at the foot of which are rich valleys, yielding agricultural produce and a variety of fruits. Its coast is flat and marshy, and important only for its tunny and anchovy fisheries. Silkworms are also extensively reared, and different minerals, such as alabaster, marble, gypsum, iron, tin, etc., are found. In ancient times the name Calabria was given to the south-eastern peninsula of Italy, the modern Calabria being then Bruttium.