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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 691 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PIZZO, a seaport of Calabria, Italy in the province of Catanzaro, 72 M. by rail N.E. of Reggio, situated on a steep cliff overlooking the Gulf of Santa Eufemia, 351 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1901), 9172. It has an old castle, in which Joachim Murat, ex-king of Naples, was shot on the 13th of October 1815. The people engage in tunny- and coral-fishing. In 1783 the town was almost destroyed by an earth-quake, and it suffered some damage from the same cause in 1905.
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