San Felice Circeo

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San Felice Circeo
Comune di San Felice Circeo
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San Felice Circeo
San Felice Circeo (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°17′N13°08′E / 41.283°N 13.133°E / 41.283; 13.133 Coordinates: 41°17′N13°08′E / 41.283°N 13.133°E / 41.283; 13.133
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Latina (LT)
Frazioni Borgo Montenero, Colonia Elena, La Cona, Mezzomonte, Pantano Marino, San Vito
Government
  MayorGiuseppe Schiboni
Area
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  Total32.63 km2 (12.60 sq mi)
Elevation
98 m (322 ft)
Population
 (31 May 2015) [2]
  Total10,018
  Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sanfeliciani
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
04017
Dialing code 0773
Patron saintSan Felice Martire
Saint dayJuly 29
Website Official website

San Felice Circeo is a town and comune in the province of Latina, in the Lazio region of central Italy.

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It is included in the Circeo National Park. Sites include the Grotta Guattari, one of the oldest Neanderthal sites in Italy.

Capo Circeo Lighthouse is 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the old town.

History

In the treaty signed between Carthage and Rome in 509 BC, the Carthaginians agreed not to harm Circeo, then called Circeii. [3]

The Roman Triumvir Lepidus was exiled here after his fall in 36 BC by his former colleague, and future Emperor, Octavian. [4]

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References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. Richard Miles, Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Mediterranean Civilization (London: Penguin Books, 2011), p. 94.
  4. Jochen Bleicken, Augustus: The Biography Translated by Anthea Bell (London: Penguin Books, 2015), p. 198