Cùtru/Cutro/Κυτεριων
Cutrone/Crotone/Κρότων
Italia/Italy
Shield of Cutro

Population: 10,510
District Area: 133.69 km2
Leader: Salvatore Divuono

Name and Etymology:
Cutro is derived from the Greek Kyterion. In Calabrian, it is known as Cùtru. It is nicknamed the "City of Chess."

Economy:
Cutro's economy has historically been based on the production of grain. More recently, an industrial area has been set up as well as an army base.

History:
Cutro was part of Magna Graecia before passing to the Roman Empire. Post-Rome, it was occupied by Ostrogoths, by the Arabs, and then by the Byzantine Empire. Eventually it passed to Aragon and Habsburg Spain. The city grew in 1575 with a charter from King Philip II of Spain. It was destroyed on March 8, 1832 in an earthquake, rebuilt thereafter.

Link to Cutro's website.

Plan of Cutro, Italy by AJ Artemel
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