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Comune di Capizzi
Capizzi is located in Italy
Location of Capizzi in Italy
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Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Messina (ME)
 • Total 69.9 km2 (27.0 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 3,452
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 98031
Dialing code 0935

Capizzi (Greek: Καπίτιον; Latin: Capitium) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southwest of Messina. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,452 and an area of 69.9 square kilometres (27.0 sq mi).[1]

Capizzi borders the following municipalities: Caronia, Cerami, Cesarò, Mistretta.


The origins of Capizzi are unclear, although certainly ancient. Capitium is mentioned by Cicero and Ptolemy, and appears from the former to have been a place of some importance. He mentions it in conjunction with Haluntium (modern San Marco d'Alunzio), Enguium (modern Gangi), and other towns in the northern part of the island, and Ptolemy enumerates it among the inland cities of Sicily. Its situation on the southern slope of the mountains of Caronia, about 26 kilometres (16 mi) from the Tyrrhenian Sea, and the same distance from Gangi (Enguium), accords well with the ancient indications. (Cic. in Verr. iii. 4. 3; Ptol. iii. 4. § 12; Cluver. Sicil.)

Demographic evolution


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