Salaparuta

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Salaparuta
Comune
Comune di Salaparuta
Coat of arms of Salaparuta
Coat of arms
Salaparuta is located in Italy
Salaparuta
Salaparuta
Location of Salaparuta in Italy
Coordinates: 37°45′N 13°0′E / 37.750°N 13.000°E / 37.750; 13.000
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Trapani (TP)
Government
 • Mayor Rosario Drago (since June 14, 2004)
Area
 • Total 41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Elevation 171 m (561 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 1,781
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym Salitani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 91020
Dialing code 0924
Patron saint St. Joseph
Saint day 19 March

Salaparuta is a town and comune in South-Western Sicily, Italy, in the valley of the Belice river, administratively part of the province of Trapani. It had 1,781 inhabitants as of 2007.

In 1968 the original site of the town was near epicentre of the Belice Valley earthquake.[1] As a result, Salaparuta was completely destroyed and rebuilt not far from the original location. The current Salaparuta is still home to many of the citizens of the old town.

Salaparuta is popularly known for its Salaparuta DOC wine production, also the main income source for the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Day the Earth Shook, Time Magazine, January 26, 1968
Ruins of the old town of Salaparuta