Bisacquino

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Bisacquino
Comune
Comune di Bisacquino
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Bisacquino is located in Italy
Bisacquino
Bisacquino
Location of Bisacquino in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Palermo (PA)
Government
 • Mayor Tommaso Francesco Di Giorgio
Area
 • Total 64 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation 744 m (2,441 ft)
Population (30 November 2011)[1]
 • Total 4,565
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bisacquinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90032
Dialing code 091
Patron saint Saint Rosalia
Saint day September 4
Website Official 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.[1]

History[edit]

The name Bisacquino derives from an Arabic farm house "Busackuin" meaning "rich in waters".[1] 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.[1] The main church is the Cathedral Church of Bisacquino which is dedicated to John the Baptist. It was built in 1713.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Bisacquino". Sicilia.indettaglio.it. Retrieved September 23, 2009.