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PronouncedPron.English: kah-poo-ah Italian: kah-pwah
ContributorContrib.anonymous on 4/14/2013
Meaning & History
Capua is a city and comune in the province of Caserta, Campania, southern Italy, situated 25 km (16 mi) north of Naples on the northeastern edge of the Campanian plain. Ancient Capua was situated where Santa Maria Capua Vetere is now.
The name of Capua comes from the Etruscan "Capeva". The meaning is 'City of Marshes'. Its foundation is attributed by Cato the Elder to the Etruscans, and the date given as about 260 years before it was "taken" by Rome.