Altavilla Milicia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Altavilla Milicia
Comune di Altavilla Milicia
The coast of Altavilla Milicia
The coast of Altavilla Milicia
Altavilla Milicia is located in Italy
Altavilla Milicia
Altavilla Milicia
Location of Altavilla Milicia in Italy
Coordinates: 38°3′N 13°33′E / 38.050°N 13.550°E / 38.050; 13.550Coordinates: 38°3′N 13°33′E / 38.050°N 13.550°E / 38.050; 13.550
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Palermo (PA)
Frazioni Torre Colonna
 • Mayor Nino Parisi
 • Total 23 km2 (9 sq mi)
Elevation 73 m (240 ft)
Population (December 2013)[1]
 • Total 7,888
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Altavillesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90010
Dialing code 091
Patron saint Madonna della Milicia
Saint day September 6, 7 and 8
Website Official website

Altavilla Milicia is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Palermo.

The Commune is named after the Hauteville family, Norman Settlers who conquered Sicily in the 11th century and later became the rulling dynasty of the island.[2][3] The name Altavilla is an Italian translation of the French Hauteville. The feudal Barony of Altavilla later passed into the hands of the Adragna family.

Altavilla Milicia borders the municipalities of Casteldaccia and Trabia.

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "Andiamo Sicilia.". 
  3. ^ Paul Oldfield, 'The Bari charter of privileges of 1132: articulating the culture of a new Norman monarchy', Historical Research, 1 (2015), 577–597.

External links[edit]