Capracotta is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Isernia in the Italian region of Molise, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Campobasso and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Isernia.

Capracotta
Comune di Capracotta
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Location of Capracotta
Capracotta is located in Italy
Capracotta
Capracotta
Location of Capracotta in Italy
Capracotta is located in Molise
Capracotta
Capracotta
Capracotta (Molise)
Coordinates: 41°50′N 14°16′E / 41.833°N 14.267°E / 41.833; 14.267Coordinates: 41°50′N 14°16′E / 41.833°N 14.267°E / 41.833; 14.267
CountryItaly
RegionMolise
ProvinceIsernia (IS)
Government
 • MayorCandido Paglione
Area
 • Total42.55 km2 (16.43 sq mi)
Elevation
1,421 m (4,662 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[3]
 • Total871
 • Density20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Capracottesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
86082
Dialing code0865
WebsiteOfficial website

It is the second highest municipality near the center of Italy at 1,421 metres (4,662 ft) above sea level, and 41st in Italy.[4]

On March 5, 2015, some 2.56 metres (101 in) of snow fell in 24 hours in the hamlet setting a new world record recognized by Guinness World Records.[5]

Capracotta borders the municipalities of Agnone, Castel del Giudice, Pescopennataro, San Pietro Avellana, Sant'Angelo del Pesco, and Vastogirardi.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ http://www.istat.it/storage/codici-unita-amministrative/elenco-comuni-italiani.xls.
  5. ^ http://www.meteoweb.eu/2015/03/ufficiale-capracotta-pescocostanzo-battuto-record-mondiale-neve-foto-incredibili/408690/.