Sortino

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Sortino
Comune
Comune di Sortino
Aerial view of Sortino
Aerial view of Sortino
Coat of arms of Sortino
Coat of arms
Sortino is located in Italy
Sortino
Sortino
Location of Sortino in Italy
Coordinates: 37°10′N 15°2′E / 37.167°N 15.033°E / 37.167; 15.033
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Syracuse (SR)
Government
 • Mayor Vincenzo Buccheri
Area
 • Total 93.19 km2 (35.98 sq mi)
Elevation 438 m (1,437 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 8,955
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym Sortinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 96010
Dialing code 0931
Patron saint St. Sofia
Saint day 10 September
Website Official website
See also: Sortino ratio

Sortino (Sicilian: Sciurtinu) is a town and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily (Italy). It is located in the Anapo river valley.

The Necropolis of Pantalica, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of "Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica" is situated between Sortino and Ferla.

Churches[edit]

Sortino has fifteen Roman Catholic churches despite only having a population of under 9,000 people. The main church is the Chiesa Madre di S. Giovanni Evangelista. Below is a list of them all.

The abstract shaped Chiesa di San Giuseppe.
  • Chiesa del Monastero
  • Chiesa di S. Sebastiano
  • Chiesa di S. Sofia
  • Chiesa Madre di S. Giovanni Evangelista
  • Chiesa di S. Benedetto
  • Chiesa di S. Pietro
  • Chiesa dei Cappuccini
  • Chiesa del Collegio
  • Chiesa di S. Antonio Abate
  • Chiesa di S. Mauro
  • Chiesa della SS. Annunziata
  • Chiesa del Purgatorio
  • Chiesa del Carmine
  • Chiesa di S. Francesco d'Assisi
  • Chiesa di S. Giuseppe

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

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