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NICASTRO

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 646 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NICASTRO, a town and episcopal see of Calabria, Italy, in the province of Catanzaro, 17 M. W.N.W. of Catanzaro by rail, and 51 M. E. of S. Eufemia, a station on the line along the General Medina and other officers were tried by a Nicaraguan court-martial for the murder of Grace and Cannon, but were acquitted on the 28th of January 1910. - west coast from Naples to Reggio di Calabria. Pop. (19o1) 13,671 (town), 18,15o (commune). It is situated on the isthmus between the gulfs of S Eufemia and of Squillace, the narrowest part of Calabria, 970 ft. above sea-level, and commands a fine view. The ruined castle served as the place of imprisonment of Frederick II.'s son Henry. The place suffered greatly from the earthquake of 1638, which also destroyed the Benedictine abbey of S Eufemia, founded by Robert Guiscard.
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