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Amendolara is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.It has a population of approximately 2,976 people (the Amendolaresi). Its territory covers 64 km² and it is 100 km from the provincial capital of Cosenza.The city is at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level and overlooks the Ionian Sea.Mario Melfi was the mayor of the city from 2001 to 16 May 2011. The new mayor elected is Antonello Ciminelli.HistoryThe name probably derives from the Latin Amygdalaria, due to the area's high production of almonds. Based on archaeological sites in the area, it is believed that the territory was already inhabited in the Neolithic period and that the human presence became stable in the Protostorica Age, when a community settled in the area of today's Old District .With the foundation of Sybaris by the Achaeans, the population that inhabited the protostorico area of the Old District in the seventh century. BC moved to the brilliant and wide area of San Nicola. In this place was built a new city, called Lagaria.After having suffered the Roman domination, Amendolara had a thriving religious life, first with the Byzantine activities, then with the Cistercian, as evidenced by the many churches and hermits' caves located in the territory. After building the castle around 1000 AD, there appeared dynasties.In the sixteenth century the Dominicans built the convent and built the split tower . For two centuries there were battles between feudal lords and the city for the conquest of the land confiscated during the feudal period. In 1700 the plots became real farms and were divided between the municipality and the state, which sold them to the representatives of the most powerful middle-class families.
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