Comune di Capracotta

Location of Capracotta in Italy

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
Country Italy
Region Molise
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Isernia (IS)
  Total 42.3 km2 (16.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,421 m (4,662 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
  Total 1,089
  Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Capracottesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 86082
Dialing code 0865

Capracotta is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Isernia in the Italian region Molise, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Campobasso and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Isernia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,089 and an area of 42.3 square kilometres (16.3 sq mi).[1]

It is the second highest municipality in Center of Italy at 1,421 metres (4,662 ft) on the sea level, and 41st overall in Italy.[2]

On March 5, 2015, some 2.56 metres (101 in) of snow fell in 24 hours in the hamlet, setting a new world record, which is recognized by Guinness World Record. The record previously belonged to Silver Lake, Colorado, USA with 75.8 inches (1.93 m).[3][4]

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

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  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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