Bisacquino

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Bisacquino
Comune
Comune di Bisacquino
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Bisacquino is located in Italy
Bisacquino
Bisacquino
Location of Bisacquino in Italy
Coordinates: 37°42′N 13°15′E / 37.700°N 13.250°E / 37.700; 13.250Coordinates: 37°42′N 13°15′E / 37.700°N 13.250°E / 37.700; 13.250
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Palermo (PA)
Area
 • Total 64 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation 744 m (2,441 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 5,119
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym Bisacquinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90032
Dialing code 091
Patron saint Santa Rosalia
Saint day September 4
Website Official website

Bisacquino (Sicilian: Busacchinu) is a town and comune in the Province of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. It is located 82 kilometres (51 mi) from Agrigento and has approximately 5,215 inhabitants.[1] The small town rises on an inner hill zone and is 663 metres (2,175 ft) above sea-level. The economy is based on agriculture and products are sold in abundance in the main town including cereals, olives, vegetables, almonds, hazel nuts and wine-grapes. Sheep breeding is also active in Bisacquino.[1]

History[edit]

The name Bisacquino derives from an Arabic farm house "Busackuin" meaning "rich in waters".[1] In the 12th century it was owned by local lords until 1778 when it became a property of the archbishop from Monreale. The Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Balzo near Mount Triona was erected in 1678.[1] The main church is the Cathedral Church of Bisacquino which is dedicated to John the Baptist. It was built in 1713.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Bisacquino". Sicilia.indettaglio.it. Retrieved September 23, 2009.