Castroreale

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Castroreale
Comune
Comune di Castroreale
Castroreale.jpg
Coat of arms of Castroreale
Coat of arms
Castroreale is located in Italy
Castroreale
Castroreale
Location of Castroreale in Italy
Coordinates: 38°6′N 15°13′E / 38.100°N 15.217°E / 38.100; 15.217
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Messina (ME)
Frazioni Bafia, Protonotaro
Government
 • Mayor Salvatore Leto
Area
 • Total 54 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation 394 m (1,293 ft)
Population [1]
 • Total 2,702
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym Castrensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 98053
Dialing code 090
Patron saint St. Sylvester
Saint day 31 December
Website Official website

Castroreale (Sicilian: Castruriali) is a village in the Province of Messina of Sicily, southern Italy.

It has around 2,702[2] inhabitants but over 80 churches, and is architecturally interesting, with some houses dating to the 13th century. It is 8.5 kilometres (5.3 mi) from Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto and 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Messina.

It has a tower, last remain of a castle, built by Frederick II of Aragon in 1324. The name Castroreale comes from Latin, and means "royal fortress".

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Retrieved 2007-02-24.