Paceco

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Paceco
Comune
Città di Paceco
Paceco is located in Italy
Paceco
Paceco
Location of Paceco in Italy
Coordinates: 37°59′N 12°33′E / 37.983°N 12.550°E / 37.983; 12.550Coordinates: 37°59′N 12°33′E / 37.983°N 12.550°E / 37.983; 12.550
Country Italy
Region Sicily Sicily
Province Trapani (TP)
Frazioni Dattilo, Nubia
Government
 • Mayor Biagio Martorana (since June 30, 2010)
Area
 • Total 58 km2 (22 sq mi)
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 11,429
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Demonym Pacecoti
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 91027
Dialing code 0923
Patron saint St. Catherine of Alexandria
Saint day November 25
Website Official website

Paceco (Sicilian: Paceca) is a town and comune in Western Sicily, Italy, administratively part of the province of Trapani, located nearby the Trapani city area, a distance of 5 kilometres (3 mi). It has 11,429 inhabitants as of 12/31/2010.

Paceco is a small rural centre: among its agricultural products there are melons, cereals, olives, grapes, and cheese dairy products. In Paceco are also present some sheep-breedings.

The centre was founded in 1607 by the marquis Placido Fardella. The town is however named after his wife, Teresa Paceco of Vigliena. Conceived in conformity with a meditated urban scheme, Paceco's installation is a mesh perfectly orthogonal with some rectangular isolated (ippodomea plan), very recurrent in the inhabited places of the 17th century.

Local monuments include the Cathedral Church, consecrated to the SS. Crucifix, built in 1623 and placed in the main piazza of the centre. Recently the Church has been entirely restored in order to make it regain the original beauty. In addition, there are the churches of Porto Salvo, Santo Padre, and Santa Lucia.

The city is connected via bus services from the neighbouring city of Trapani.