Vita, Sicily

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Vita
Comune
Comune di Vita
Vita, Sicily is located in Italy
Vita
Vita
Location o Vita in Italy
Coordinates: 37°52′N 12°49′E / 37.867°N 12.817°E / 37.867; 12.817
Kintra Italy
Region Sicily Sicily
Province Trapani (TP)
Government
 • Mayor Antonino Accardo (since May 27, 2003)
Area
 • Total 8.88 km2 (3.43 sq mi)
Elevation 480 m (1,570 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,435
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Demonym Vitesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 91010
Diallin code 0924
Website Offeecial wabsteid

Vita is a toun an comune in inland Soothwastren Sicily, Italy, admeenistratively pairt o the province o Trapani. It is the smawest municipality aurie o the province o Trapani (8.88 km² circa). It is an aw characterized bi the seicont heichest altitude in the province, efter Erice.

The toun wis foondit in the early 17t century, unner the Spaniards, bi a noble frae Calatafimi, Vito Sicomo. The birth o the tounship wis then ratifeed bi Keeng Philip III o Spain on 11 Mairch 1607.

In 1860, the toun gave its full support tae the Mille led bi Giuseppe Garibaldi. In the early 1900s, the ceety reached its heichest population, with 6,000 inhabitants circa. Mair recently, its inhabitants hae slowly left the toun in order tae muive towards Northren Italy an foreign kintras, wi possibly its lairgest emigrant community locatit in Toronto. Vita wis hivily damaged by an earthquake in 1968, an rebuilt in a new urban zone, close tae the auld ane.

The derivation o the name is uncertain: it is possibly associatit tae the foonder's name, but micht either be o Arab oreegin (there is a toun namit Vita in Algerie too), or even somehou associatit tae the same Italian wird which means life.

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