Sant'Alessio Siculo

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Sant'Alessio Siculo
Comune
Comune di Sant'Alessio Siculo
Sant Alessio Siculo von Forza d Agro.jpg
Coat of arms of Sant'Alessio Siculo
Coat of arms
Sant'Alessio Siculo is located in Italy
Sant'Alessio Siculo
Sant'Alessio Siculo
Location of Sant'Alessio Siculo in Italy
Coordinates: 37°55′N 15°21′E / 37.917°N 15.350°E / 37.917; 15.350Coordinates: 37°55′N 15°21′E / 37.917°N 15.350°E / 37.917; 15.350
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Messina (ME)
Frazioni Lacco
Government
 • Mayor Nunzio Giovanni Foti
Area
 • Total 6.2 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Population [1]
 • Total 1,335
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Demonym Santalessesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 98030
Dialing code 0942
Patron saint Madonna del Carmine
Saint day July 16
Website Official website

Sant'Alessio Siculo (Sicilian: Sant'Alessiu Sìculu) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 180 kilometres (110 mi) east of Palermo and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Messina.

Its main attraction is a castle built by the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Comnenos in his war against the Normans and the Arabs, who also held it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.