Carlentini

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Carlentini
Comune
Comune di Carlentini
Carlentini-Panorama.JPG
Coat of arms of Carlentini
Coat of arms
Carlentini is located in Italy
Carlentini
Carlentini
Location of Carlentini in Italy
Coordinates: 37°17′N 15°01′E / 37.283°N 15.017°E / 37.283; 15.017Coordinates: 37°17′N 15°01′E / 37.283°N 15.017°E / 37.283; 15.017
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Syracuse (SR)
Frazioni Pedagaggi
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Basso (since 2008-06-18)
Area
 • Total 157 km2 (61 sq mi)
Elevation 190 m (620 ft)
Population (31 December 2007)
 • Total 17,509
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym Carlentinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 96013
Dialing code 095
Patron saint St. Lucy
Saint day December 13 and 4th Sunday in August

Carlentini (Sicilian: Carruntini) is a town and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily (Italy).

The city's name has its origins in the neighboring town of Lentini. In 1551, Vice-King Giovanni De Vega founded a new city in honour of Emperor Carlo V, naming it in Latin Carleontini, or Leontini of Carlo. In Italian, it became Carlentini, and in the various Sicilian dialects, Carrintini or Carruntini.