Bisacquino

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Bisacquino
Comune di Bisacquino
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Location of Bisacquino
Bisacquino is located in Italy
Bisacquino
Bisacquino
Location of Bisacquino in Italy
Bisacquino is located in Sicily
Bisacquino
Bisacquino
Bisacquino (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°42′N 13°15′E / 37.700°N 13.250°E / 37.700; 13.250Coordinates: 37°42′N 13°15′E / 37.700°N 13.250°E / 37.700; 13.250
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityPalermo (PA)
Government
 • MayorTommaso Francesco Di Giorgio
Area
 • Total64 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation
744 m (2,441 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[3]
 • Total4,527
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bisacquinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
90032
Dialing code091
Patron saintSaint Rosalia
Saint daySeptember 4
WebsiteOfficial website

Bisacquino (Sicilian: Busacchinu) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. It is located 82 kilometres (51 mi) from Agrigento and has approximately 4,500 inhabitants. The small town rises on an inner hill zone and is 663 metres (2,175 ft) above sea-level. The economy is based on agriculture and products are sold in abundance in the main town including cereals, olives, vegetables, almonds, hazel nuts and wine-grapes. Sheep breeding is also active in Bisacquino.[3]

History[edit]

The name Bisacquino derives from an Arabic farm house Busackuin meaning "rich in waters".[3] In the 12th century it was owned by local lords until 1778 when it became a property of the archbishop from Monreale. The Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Balzo near Mount Triona was erected in 1678.[3] The main church is the Cathedral Church of Bisacquino which is dedicated to John the Baptist. It was built in 1713.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Bisacquino". Sicilia.indettaglio.it. Retrieved September 23, 2009.