|Comune di Bisacquino|
|Metropolitan city||Palermo (PA)|
|• Mayor||Tommaso Francesco Di Giorgio|
|• Total||64 km2 (25 sq mi)|
|Elevation||744 m (2,441 ft)|
(30 April 2017)
|• Density||71/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Saint Rosalia|
|Saint day||September 4|
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.
The name Bisacquino derives from an Arabic farm house Busackuin meaning "rich in waters". 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. The main church is the Cathedral Church of Bisacquino which is dedicated to John the Baptist. It was built in 1713.
- The Italian-American film director Frank Capra (1897–1991) was born in Bisacquino
- Mafia boss Vito Cascioferro (1862–1945).
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Bisacquino". Sicilia.indettaglio.it. Retrieved September 23, 2009.
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