Cappelle sul Tavo

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Cappelle sul Tavo
Comune
Comune di Cappelle sul Tavo
Cappelle sul Tavo is located in Italy
Cappelle sul Tavo
Cappelle sul Tavo
Location of Cappelle sul Tavo in Italy
Coordinates: 42°28′N 14°06′E / 42.467°N 14.100°E / 42.467; 14.100Coordinates: 42°28′N 14°06′E / 42.467°N 14.100°E / 42.467; 14.100
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Pescara (PE)
Frazioni Staffieri
Area
 • Total 5.46 km2 (2.11 sq mi)
Elevation 122 m (400 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 3,835
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65010
Dialing code 085
Patron saint San Pasquale[disambiguation needed]

Cappelle sul Tavo is a comune and town in the Province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

History[edit]

Cappelle sul Tavo has been an independent municipality since 1906. Previously, it was part of the municipality of Montesilvano.

The name probably derives from a number of small "cappelle" (chapels) among the woods. The name "Cappelle" also appears in documents of the 11th and 12th centuries and is represented in the emblem of the town, showing two Gothic chapels.