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Encyclopedia > Capalbio
Comune di Capalbio
Coat of arms of Comune di Capalbio
Municipal coat of arms
Country Flag of Italy Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Province of Grosseto (GR)
Mayor Lucia Biagi in Galli (since June 2004)
Elevation 217 m
Area 187.5 km²
Population
 - Total (as of 31 December 2004[1]) 4,046
 - Density 22/km²
Time zone CET, UTC+1
Coordinates 42°27′15″N, 11°25′21″E
Gentilic Capalbiesi
Dialing code 0564
Postal code 58011
Frazioni Capalbio Scalo, Borgo Carige, Torba, Pescia Fiorentina, Vallerana, Giardino, Selva Nera, Carige Alta, Torre Palazzi, Chiarone
Patron St. Bernardino of Siena
 - Day May 20

Location of Capalbio in Italy
Website: www.comune.capalbio.gr.it/

Capalbio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 150 km south of Florence and about 45 km southeast of Grosseto. Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitutions role is: to recognize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws... Tuscany (Italian: ) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... In Italy, the province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of an intermediate level, between municipality (comune) and region (Regione). ... Grosseto (It. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ethnonym. ... Here are a list of area codes in Italy. ... A frazione, in Italy, is the name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a comune; for other subdivisions, see municipio, circoscrizione, quartiere. ... Saint Bernardino of Siena (sometimes Bernardine, September 8, 1380 – May 20, 1444) was an Italian preacher, Franciscan missionary and Christian saint. ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... Image File history File links Italy_Regions_220px_(including_Pelagie_Islands). ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality. ... Grosseto (It. ... Tuscany (Italian: ) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Florence (Italian: ) is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. ... Grosseto is a town and comune in the central Italian region of Tuscany, the capital of the Province of Grosseto. ...

View of the fortified city of Capalbio.
View of the fortified city of Capalbio.

Capalbio borders the following municipalities: Manciano, Montalto di Castro, Orbetello. Manciano is an Italian town and comune in the southern part of the (Tuscan) province of Grosseto, 42°35N 11°31E; at 444 m (1457 ft) above sea-level. ... Country Italy Region Latium Province Province of Viterbo (VT) Mayor Elevation 42 m Area 189. ... Grosseto is a town and comune in the central Italian region of Tuscany, the capital of the Grosseto province. ...

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History

The name derives probably from the Latin Caput Album or Campus Albus (White Cape or Field, respectively), due to the white alabaster stone dug in the area. Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... A modern uplighter lamp made completely from Italian alabaster (white and brown types). ...


Capalbio is known for the first time in 805 AD, when it was donated to the Abbey of the Tre Fontane, near Rome, by Charlemagne. The possession was confirmed in 1161 by Pope Alexander III. Later it was under the Aldobrandeschi family, who were followed by Orvieto, the Republic of Siena and the Orsini, who built the Castle. Events Emperor Nicephorus I of Byzantium suffers a major defeat against the Saracens at Crasus. ... A portrait of Charlemagne by Albrecht Dürer that was painted several centuries after Charlemagnes death. ... Events Bartholomew Iscanus becomes Bishop of Exeter. ... Alexander III, né Orlando Bandinelli (c. ... The Aldobrandeschi were an Italian noble family from southern Tuscany. ... The site of Orvieto is an Etruscan acropolis. ... Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. ... The Orsini family was a powerful noble family in medieval and renaissance Rome, supplying three popes and many other leaders, and fighting with their rivals, the Colonna family, for influence. ...


Conquered by the Spaniards in 1555. it was assigned to Cosimo I de' Medici as part of his new Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The city subsequently decayed and the area depopulated due to the presence of malaria. Events Russia breaks 60 year old truce with Sweden by attacking Finland February 2 - Diet of Augsburg begins February 4 - John Rogers becomes first Protestant martyr in England February 9 - Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake May 23 - Paul IV becomes Pope. ... Cosimo I de Medici in Armour by Agnolo Bronzino Cosimo I de Medici (June 12, 1519 – April 21, 1574) was the first Grand Duke of Tuscany, ruling from 1537 to 1574, during the waning days of the Renaissance. ... The Grand Duchy of Tuscany was a state in central Italy which came into existence in 1569, replacing the Duchy of Florence, which had been created out of the old Republic of Florence in 1532, and which annexed the Republic of Siena in 1557. ... Malaria is a vector-borne infectious disease that is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. ...


It became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1860, becoming an independent comune in 1960. Capalbio is also the place where Buffalo Bill suffered his first defeat. There have been several entities known as the Kingdom of Italy. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


Demographic evolution


References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

ISTAT may refer to: the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading, an aircraft standards organization. ...

External links

  • www.comune.capalbio.gr.it/



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Capalbio is situated on a woody hill 217 meters above sea level a short distance from the Via Aurelia.
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Capalbio fu assegnato dalla Spagna a Cosimo dei Medici e da questo momento iniziò per il paese una crisi economica e demografica.
Capalbio perse la propria autonomia amministrativa, dal momento che Leopoldo I lo aggregò a Manciano, e nel 1842 Leopoldo II lo aggregò a Orbetello, status che durerà per 100 anni.
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