Vita, Sicily

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Vita
Comune di Vita
Vita is locatit 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
KintraItaly
RegionSicily Sicily
ProvinceTrapani (TP)
Govrenment
 • MayorAntonino Accardo (since May 27, 2003)
Area
 • Total8.88 km2 (3.43 sq mi)
Elevation
480 m (1,570 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total2,435
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vitesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
91010
Dialin code0924
WebsiteOffeecial 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 King Philip III o Spain on 11 Mairch 1607.

In 1860, the toun gae its full support tae the Mille led bi Giuseppe Garibaldi. In the early 1900s, the ceety reached its heichest population, wi 6,000 indwallers circa. Mair recently, its indwallers 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 bi an yirdquauk 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 aither be o Arab oreegin (thare is a toun namit Vita in Algerie too), or even somehou associatit tae the same Italian wird which means life.

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