Caltabellotta

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Caltabellotta
Comune
Comune di Caltabellotta
Caltabellotta Stadt.jpg
Coat of arms of Caltabellotta
Coat of arms
Caltabellotta is located in Italy
Caltabellotta
Caltabellotta
Location of Caltabellotta in Italy
Coordinates: 37°35′N 13°13′E / 37.583°N 13.217°E / 37.583; 13.217
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Agrigento (AG)
Frazioni Sant'Anna
Government
 • Mayor Calogero Pumilia
Area
 • Total 123.6 km2 (47.7 sq mi)
Elevation 949 m (3,114 ft)
Population (31 December 2008)[1]
 • Total 4,110
 • Density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Demonym Caltabellottesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 92010
Dialing code 0925
Patron saint Saint Pellegrino
Saint day 18 August
Website Official website

Caltabellotta (Sicilian: Cataviddotta) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) south of Palermo and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Agrigento.

History[edit]

Caltabellotta has been identified with the ancient town of the Sicani Triocala, captured by the Romans in 99 BC. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire and several centuries under the Byzantine Empire, it was stormed by the Arabs, who later built here a castle. In 1090 it was conquered by the Normans of Roger of Sicily.

The diocese of Triocala, called in Latin Trecalae in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees,[2] is mentioned in the 6th-century Synecdemus as Τρόκαλις (Trocalis).[3]

Its reputed first bishop was Saint Pellegrino, a disciple of Saint Peter. Historical documents give the names of four bishops of the see:[4]

The town was the location of the Peace of Caltabellotta (1302) which ended the War of the Sicilian Vespers.

Famous people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 996
  3. ^ Hieroclis Synecdemus et notitiae graecae episcopatuum, accedunt Nili Doxapatrii notitia patriarchatuum et locorum nomina immutata, ex recognitione Gustavi Parthey, Berlin 1866, p. 77 (nº 586)
  4. ^ Giuseppe Cappelletti, Le Chiese d'Italia dalla loro origine sino ai nostri giorni, Venezia 1870, vol. XXI, pp. 606–607

External links[edit]

piazza Fontana, Sant'Anna, Caltabellotta subtown.