Barrafranca

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Barrafranca
Comune
Comune di Barrafranca
Chiesa Madre Barrafranca.jpg
Barrafranca is located in Italy
Barrafranca
Barrafranca
Location of Barrafranca in Italy
Coordinates: 37°22′N 14°12′E / 37.367°N 14.200°E / 37.367; 14.200Coordinates: 37°22′N 14°12′E / 37.367°N 14.200°E / 37.367; 14.200
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Enna (EN)
Government
 • Mayor Fabio Accardi
Area
 • Total 53.64 km2 (20.71 sq mi)
Elevation 450 m (1,480 ft)
Population (30 Mary 2012)
 • Total 12,929
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Barresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 94012
Dialing code 0934
Patron saint Saint Alexander I, Pope
Saint day May 3
Website Official website

Barrafranca (Latin: Convicinum, Calloniana[1]) is a comune and city in Sicily, southern Italy in the Province of Enna.

A Roman fortification known as Calloniana, in 1529 it took the current name from the local Barresi family.

Sights include the Cathedral (18th century, in late Sicilian Baroque style ) with a painting attributed to Filippo Paladino, and the St. Benedict's Monastery, another example of late Baroque architecture. The church of Santa Maria dell'Itria houses an Annunciation by Mattia Preti.

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