Sommatino

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Sommatino
Comune
Comune di Sommatino
Coat of arms of Sommatino
Coat of arms
Sommatino is located in Italy
Sommatino
Sommatino
Location of Sommatino in Italy
Coordinates: 37°20′N 14°0′E / 37.333°N 14.000°E / 37.333; 14.000
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Caltanissetta (CL)
Government
 • Mayor Crispino Sanfilippo
Area
 • Total 34.7 km2 (13.4 sq mi)
Elevation 359 m (1,178 ft)
Population (31 May 2007[1])
 • Total 7,436
 • Density 210/km2 (560/sq mi)
Demonym Sommatinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 93019
Dialing code 0922
Website Official website

Sommatino (Sicilian: Summatinu) is a town (municipality) in the Province of Caltanissetta in the Italian region Sicily, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Caltanissetta.

Economy[edit]

Until the early 1990s the economy of Sommatino relied heavily on sulphur extraction but with the advent of new technologies in this field the mines has been closed. The economy was based principally on agriculture, craftmanship and the service industries. However, these sectors are not enough to employ all the town's people and Sommatino is experiencing emigration to northern Italy, France and Germany.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

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

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