Sutera

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Sutera
Comune
Comune di Sutera
Sutera BW 2012-10-07 16-18-44.JPG
Sutera is located in Italy
Sutera
Sutera
Location of Sutera in Italy
Coordinates: 37°32′N 13°44′E / 37.533°N 13.733°E / 37.533; 13.733Coordinates: 37°32′N 13°44′E / 37.533°N 13.733°E / 37.533; 13.733
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Province of Caltanissetta (CL)
Government
 • Mayor Calogero Di Francesco
Area
 • Total 35.5 km2 (13.7 sq mi)
Elevation 590 m (1,940 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 1,649
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym Suteresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 93010
Dialing code 0934
Patron saint Maria Madre di Carmine, St. Paolino and St. Onofrio
Saint day St. Paolino first Tuesday after Easter. St. Onofrio First Sunday of August
Website Official website
For the plant genus, see Sutera (plant).

Sutera is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caltanissetta in the Italian region Sicily, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of Caltanissetta. The area is dominated by a large monolithic rock termed "The Mountain of San Paolino". Upon this mountain sits the bones of the patron Saints of the town, San Paolino and San Onofrio. On the Feast of San Onofrio, almost all those in the town walk to the top of the mountain, as a pilgrimage to the saints.

Sutera holds the award of "bandiere arancioni"[1] from the touring club Italiano. Sutera is currently the only place in Sicily to hold this accolade, which is awarded to touristic areas of excellence. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,649 and an area of 35.5 square kilometres (13.7 sq mi).[1]

Sutera borders the following municipalities: Acquaviva Platani, Bompensiere, Campofranco, Casteltermini, Milena, Mussomeli.

Sutera has UK twinning links with the Borough of Broxbourne.

Recently, the population has had a decrease because of the lack of work in the area. Youngsters move abroad leaving Sutera only with elder citizens.

References[edit]

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

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