|Comune di Capizzi|
|Province||Province of Messina (ME)|
|• Total||69.9 km2 (27.0 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Capizzi (Greek: Καπίτιον; Latin: Capitium) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 100 km southeast of Palermo and about 100 km southwest of Messina. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,452 and an area of 69.9 km².
The origins of Capizzi are unclear, although certainly ancient. Capitium is mentioned by Cicero and Ptolemy, and appears from the former to have been a place of some importance. He mentions it in conjunction with Haluntium (modern San Marco d'Alunzio), Enguium (modern Gangi), and other towns in the northern part of the island, and Ptolemy enumerates it among the inland cities of Sicily. Its situation on the southern slope of the mountains of Caronia, about 26 km from the Tyrrhenian Sea, and the same distance from Gangi (Enguium), accords well with the ancient indications. (Cic. in Verr. iii. 4. 3; Ptol. iii. 4. § 12; Cluver. Sicil.)
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1854–57). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
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