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The territory was inhabited in prehistoric times, as testified by numerous settlements and necropolises (9th - 5th centuries BC).
The Arabs built a stronghold here, which gave rise to the town’s present name (from the Arabic Halat (castle) and Scibet, the name of the mountain). Count Roger extended the town in 1062, during the siege of Castrogiovanni.
Churches (Caltanissetta Diocese) include the following:
Links to other sites about Calascibetta include:
My latest book on CD is titled Sicily - A Reference for Researchers and is now available. With a file for each town (plus many other files), it relates the history of Sicily as reflected in the photos, records and festivals of its towns. It contains over 2500 text and photo files and can be ordered at CD order.