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Calascibetta (Enna Province) is 9 km from Enna, alt. 691 m, on a hill north of Enna, area 88.1 sq km, pop. 4,999, post-code 94010, tel. 0935. Economy: agriculture (wheat, vegetables, fruit, olives, grapes); stone quarries.

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:
S. Pietro Apostolo and S. Maria Maggiore (Matrice)
Chiesa dei Cappuccini Late (16th century, historic)
Chiesa del Carmine (historic)
Chiesa di San Giuseppe (historic)
Maria SS. del Monte Carmelo
S. Antonio Abate
S. Giuseppe (Cacchiamo - suburb of Calascibetta)

Links to other sites about Calascibetta include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Sicilian Net

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.

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