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Deliceto
—  Comune  —
Comune di Deliceto
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Deliceto is located in Italy
Deliceto
Location of Deliceto in Italy
Coordinates: 41°13′N 15°23′E / 41.217°N 15.383°E / 41.217; 15.383Coordinates: 41°13′N 15°23′E / 41.217°N 15.383°E / 41.217; 15.383
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Province Foggia (FG)
Government
 - Mayor Antonio Montanino
Area
 - Total 75.65 km2 (29.2 sq mi)
Elevation 620 m (2,034 ft)
Population (31 December 2005)[1]
 - Total 4,028
 - Density 53.2/km2 (137.9/sq mi)
 - Demonym Delicetani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71026
Dialing code 0881
Patron saint San Benvenuto, Maria S.S. dell'Olmitello
Saint day 22 September
Website Official website

Deliceto is a small town and comune (population 4,117 in 2001[2] in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Deliceto rises on the peak of a hill, surrounded by woods and streams. Its name must have derived from Iliceto associated with word elce, a tree which appears in the town badge. The early village dates back to the year One Thousand. A medieval castle, built by the Normans as early as 1150 is located in Deliceto. The castle overlooks a deep gorge going downhill. The building presents a high and massive square tower and two round towers situated in the back. Saint Alphonse (Alphonsus Liguori) spent several years of his religious life during the 18th century in Deliceto. While there, he wrote a popular Christmas carol Tu scendi dalle stelle (You came down from the stars).

Delicetano is the dialect spoken by the older generation of Deliceto.

Notes and references

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ "Deliceto". http://puglia.indettaglio.it/eng/comuni/fg/deliceto/deliceto.html.  
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Deliceto [1] is a city in the province of Foggia in the region of Apulia (Puglia), Italy.

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