Misilmeri

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Misilmeri
Comune
Comune di Misilmeri
Coat of arms of Misilmeri
Coat of arms
Misilmeri is located in Italy
Misilmeri
Misilmeri
Location of Misilmeri in Italy
Coordinates: 38°2′5″N 13°27′5″E / 38.03472°N 13.45139°E / 38.03472; 13.45139
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Palermo (PA)
Frazioni Gibilrossa, Portella di Mare
Government
 • Mayor Pietro D'Aì
Area
 • Total 69 km2 (27 sq mi)
Elevation 129 m (423 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)
 • Total 28,074
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym Misilmeresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90036
Dialing code 091
Patron saint San Giusto
Saint day Last Sunday of August
Website Official website

Misilmeri (Sicilian: Musulumeli) is a town and comune in the province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy. It is approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) from Palermo and its name means "the resting place or the messuage of the Emir", and dates from the Muslim emirate of Sicily age. The village rose around a castle (today known as Castello dell'Emiro, or "Castle of the Emir") founded by emir Jafar II (998-1019).

The population is approximately 28,000 people. Misilmeri is located in the Eleuterio Valley on the southern slopes of Montagna Grande.

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