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COTRONE (anc. Croto, Crotona)

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 250 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COTRONE (anc. Croto, Crotona) , a seaport and episcopal see on the E. coast of Calabria, Italy, in the province of Catanzaro, 37 m. E.N.E. of Catanzaro Marina by rail, 143 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1901) town, 7917; commune, 9545. It has a castle erected by the emperor Charles V. and a small harbour, which even, in ancient times was not good, but important as the only one between Taranto and Reggio. It exports a considerable quantity of oranges, olives and liquorice.
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