Mineo

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Mineo
Comune
Comune di Mineo
Mineo is located in Italy
Mineo
Mineo
Location of Mineo in Italy
Coordinates: 37°16′N 14°41′E / 37.267°N 14.683°E / 37.267; 14.683Coordinates: 37°16′N 14°41′E / 37.267°N 14.683°E / 37.267; 14.683
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Catania (CT)
Frazioni Borgo Pietro Lupo
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Castania (since May 27, 2005)
Area
 • Total 244 km2 (94 sq mi)
Elevation 511 m (1,677 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 5,432
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Demonym Menenini or (dialect) Minioli
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95044
Dialing code 0933
Patron saint Agrippina of Mineo
Saint day Last two Sundays in August
Website Official website

Mineo (Sicilian: Minìu, Greek: Menaion and Menai, Latin: Menaeum and Menaenum) is a town[1] and comune in the Province of Catania, part of the Sicily region in southern Italy. It lies 64 kilometres (40 mi) southwest of Catania, 56 kilometres (35 mi) from Ragusa, 54 kilometres (34 mi) from Gela, and 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Caltagirone. There are approximately 5,600 citizens living there.

It serves as the center of the cult of Saint Agrippina of Mineo and the church Church of Sant’ Agrippina.

It is also a site of literary interest since Luigi Capuana, one of Italy's most famous writers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, hailed from Mineo and was at one time the town's mayor. Mineo now houses a small library and museum dedicated to Capuana.

References[edit]

  1. ^  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Mineo". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.