Santa Flavia

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Santa Flavia
Comune
Comune di Santa Flavia
Panorama of Santa Flavia
Panorama of Santa Flavia
Coat of arms of Santa Flavia
Coat of arms
Santa Flavia is located in Italy
Santa Flavia
Santa Flavia
Location of Santa Flavia in Italy
Coordinates: 38°5′N 13°32′E / 38.083°N 13.533°E / 38.083; 13.533
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Palermo (PA)
Frazioni Porticello, Sant'Elia, Solanto
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Napoli
Area
 • Total 14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 10,957
 • Density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Demonym Flavesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90017
Dialing code 091
Patron saint St. Anne
Saint day 26 July
Website Official website

Santa Flavia (known as Solunto until 1880) is a town in the province of Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy.

Overview[edit]

The town is situated between the Gulf of Palermo and the town and hot springs known as Termini Imerese, on the Tyrrhenian Sea, 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of Palermo. Inside the town are the remains of the ancient city of Soluntum.

The main agricultural product of Santa Flavia is the grapefruit. Additionally, the town, due to its location on the coast is known for its different types of fresh fish. The town caters to tourism, specifically its many seaside resorts.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)