Elice

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Elice
Comune
Comune di Elice
Coat of arms of Elice
Coat of arms
Elice is located in Italy
Elice
Elice
Location of Elice in Italy
Coordinates: 42°31′N 13°58′E / 42.517°N 13.967°E / 42.517; 13.967
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Pescara (PE)
Frazioni Castellano, Colle d'Odio, Collina, Madonna degli Angeli, Quattro Strade, Sant'Agnello
Government
 • Mayor Gianfranco De Massis
Area
 • Total 14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 259 m (850 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 1,748
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65010
Dialing code 085
Website Official website

Elice is a comune and town in the province of Pescara, part of the Abruzzo region of Italy

History[edit]

The territory, due to the fertility of the land, was inhabited since as early as the Paleolithic Age. The name of the village derives from holm-oaks, which once covered the area. During the 15th century it belonged to the town of Penne and for a long time to the Castiglione family. It was known in the late 19th century for its ceramic workshops.