Calabria (Italian pronunciation: [ka?la?brja]; Calàbbria in Calabrian; Calavría in Calabrian Greek; ???????? in Greek; Kalavrì in Arbëresh/Albanian), known in antiquity as Bruttium, is a region in Southern Italy.
The capital city of Calabria is Catanzaro. The Regional Council of Calabria is based at the Palazzo Campanella in the city of Reggio Calabria. The region is bordered to the north by the Basilicata Region, to the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea, and to the east by the Ionian Sea. The region covers 15,080 km2 (5,822 sq mi) and has a population of just under 2 million. The demonym of Calabria is calabrese in Italian and Calabrian in English.
In ancient times the name Calabria referred, not as in modern times to the toe, but to the heel of Italy, from Tarentum southwards, a region nowadays known as Salento.
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