Cotronei (in the local dialect: Cutrunii) is a southern Italian municipality (comune) with 5480 inhabitants (December 31, 2015) in the province of Crotone in Calabria. The village is located about 31 kilometers northwest of Crotone and is immediately adjacent to the provinces of Cosenza and Catanzaro. Cotronei is located in the Parco Nazionale della Sila and belongs to the Comunità Montana Alto Crotonese.