Sciara, Sicily

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Sciara
Comune
Comune di Sciara
Sciara panorama.jpg
Sciara is located in Italy
Sciara
Sciara
Location of Sciara in Italy
Coordinates: 37°55′N 13°46′E / 37.917°N 13.767°E / 37.917; 13.767Coordinates: 37°55′N 13°46′E / 37.917°N 13.767°E / 37.917; 13.767
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Province of Palermo (PA)
Area
 • Total 31.2 km2 (12.0 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 2,788
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90020
Dialing code 091

Sciara is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Palermo. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,788 and an area of 31.2 square kilometres (12.0 sq mi).[1]

Sciara borders the following municipalities: Aliminusa, Caccamo, Cerda, Termini Imerese.

Sciara is a small farming town. The main crops are tomatoes, artichokes and olives. Houses cost around 20,000 each depending on the size. A lot of houses are empty due to immigrating to the north of Italy, Germany or United States during the 1970s, 1980s, etc., due to poor economic conditions. A lot of immigrants still own their land and houses in Sciara and are very proud of where they come from.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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