Capriva del Friuli

Capriva del Friuli
Comune di Capriva del Friuli
Capriva del Friuli

Location of Capriva del Friuli in Italy

Coordinates: 45°56′N 13°31′E / 45.933°N 13.517°E / 45.933; 13.517Coordinates: 45°56′N 13°31′E / 45.933°N 13.517°E / 45.933; 13.517
Country Italy
Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Gorizia (GO)
Frazioni Russiz, Spessa
  Mayor Daniele Sergon
  Total 6.2 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Elevation 49 m (161 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
  Total 1,670
  Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Caprivesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 34070
Dialing code 0481

Capriva del Friuli (Slovene: Koprivno) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Gorizia in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Trieste and about 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of Gorizia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,670 and an area of 6.2 square kilometres (2.4 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of Capriva del Friuli contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Russiz and Spessa.

Capriva del Friuli borders the following municipalities: Cormons, Moraro, Mossa, San Floriano del Collio, San Lorenzo Isontino.


The municipality is located in the hilly Collio region, noted for viticulture.


The area was occupied in Roman times, after which it was subsumed into Lombardy. Around the year 1000, it came under the control of the Patriarchate of Aquileia, passing to the Venetians in 1428.

In the sixteenth century Capriva became part of the Habsburg territories, and continued to be ruled from Vienna until after the First World War, when it was transferred to Italy.

Demographic evolution


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