Troina

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Troina
Comune
Comune di Troina
Troina - Panorama.JPG
Troina is located in Italy
Troina
Troina
Location of Troina in Italy
Coordinates: 37°47′N 14°36′E / 37.783°N 14.600°E / 37.783; 14.600Coordinates: 37°47′N 14°36′E / 37.783°N 14.600°E / 37.783; 14.600
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Enna (EN)
Government
 • Mayor Costantino Carchiolo
Area
 • Total 163.083 km2 (62.967 sq mi)
Elevation 1,121 m (3,678 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 9,795
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym Troinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 94018
Dialing code 0935
Patron saint St. Sylvester
Saint day June 3
Website Official website

Troina (Sicilian: Traina) is a town and comune in the province of Enna, Sicily, Italy. It is located in the Nebrodi Park.

History[edit]

Excavations have proved that the area of Troina was settled as early as the 7th millennium BC (a farm dating from that period, and a later necropolis). Of the Greek town (most likely known as Engyon) parts of the 4th century BC walls remain, while from the Roman age are baths. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire it was a Byzantine stronghold and during the Islamic period the religious and moral capital of the Greek and Christian orthodox part of Sicily; Roger I of Sicily had in its castle (which he captured in 1061) also a start base of his conquest of the island.

During World War II, Troina was the seat of a battle between the Allies and the Axis forces. The town was mostly destroyed during the six-day fighting (July 31-August 6, 1943).

Twin towns[edit]

Troina is twinned with:

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2007-02-24. 

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