San Paolo di Civitate

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San Paolo di Civitate
Comune
Comune di San Paolo di Civitate
Coat of arms of San Paolo di Civitate
Coat of arms
San Paolo di Civitate is located in Italy
San Paolo di Civitate
San Paolo di Civitate
Location of San Paolo di Civitate in Italy
Coordinates: 41°44′N 15°16′E / 41.733°N 15.267°E / 41.733; 15.267Coordinates: 41°44′N 15°16′E / 41.733°N 15.267°E / 41.733; 15.267
Country Italy
Region Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Foggia (FG)
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Gentile
Area
 • Total 90.7 km2 (35.0 sq mi)
Elevation 163 m (535 ft)
Population (30 June 2014)[1]
 • Total 5,831
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sanpaolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71010
Dialing code 0882
Patron saint St. Anthony of Padua and St. Paul
Saint day June 13
Website Official website

San Paolo di Civitate is a town and comune in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.

History[edit]

San Paolo was founded in the mid-15th century, mostly as a colony of Albanians. Nearby had existed since the 1st millennium BC an ancient town of the Daunians, Teate or Tiati, known by the Romans as Teanum Apulum.

In the Middle Ages, known as Civitate, the old town was the seat of the Battle of Civitate (1053) between Papal and Norman forces.

Civitate was the seat of a diocese in the 11th century, when its bishop Amalgerius or Amelgerius took part in two provincial synods in 1061 and 1062. From 1545 to 1550 its bishop was the celebrated astrologer Luca Gaurico. In 1580, the seat of the bishopric was moved to San Severo. No longer a residential bishopric, Civitate is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 871