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


Cosenza, capital of a province of the same name in Italy, 12 miles from the Mediterranean, and 262 miles S.E. of Naples. It is at the junction of the Crati and the Busento, the latter of which flows through the town, and is crossed by a bridge of two arches. The town is in a deep valley where malaria sometimes prevails. There is a trade in oil, wine, silk, hemp, grain, earthenware and cutlery. Captured by the Carthaginians under Himilco, the town became Roman in 204 B.C. Alaric died here in 410 A.D.