San Vito Chietino

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San Vito Chietino
Comune
Comune di San Vito Chietino
San Vito Chietino Panorama 2007 by-RaBoe 01.jpg
Coat of arms of San Vito Chietino
Coat of arms
San Vito Chietino is located in Italy
San Vito Chietino
San Vito Chietino
Location of San Vito Chietino in Italy
Coordinates: 42°18′N 14°27′E / 42.300°N 14.450°E / 42.300; 14.450
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Chieti (CH)
Frazioni Anticaglia, Balsamate, Bufara, Castellana, Cese, Cintioni, Colle Capuano, Foresta, Mancini, Melogranato, Murata Alta, Murata Bassa, Paolini, Passo Tucci, Pontoni, Portelle, Quercia del Corvo, Rapanice, Renazzo, San Fino, San Rocco Vecchio, Sant'Apollinare, Sciutico, Strutte, Valle Ienno, Vicende
Government
 • Mayor Rocco Catenaro
Area
 • Total 16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 122 m (400 ft)
Population (31 December 2009[1])
 • Total 5,326
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Demonym Sanvitesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 66038
Dialing code 0872
Patron saint St. Vitus
Saint day 15 June
Website Official website

San Vito Chietino is a town and comune in the province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.

Geography[edit]

The town is bordered by Frisa, Lanciano, Ortona, Rocca San Giovanni, Treglio and Fossacesia.

Economy[edit]

The town is home to the "La Costa dei Trabocchi". Trabocchi are giant wooden platforms built since 1400, in the middle of the sea. They can be seen from the town of Ortona to Fossacesia. For local fisherman this was one of the method to fish abundant catch for the residents.

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