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Comune di Borgetto
Borgetto is located in Italy
Location of Borgetto in Italy
Coordinates: 38°3′N 13°9′E / 38.050°N 13.150°E / 38.050; 13.150Coordinates: 38°3′N 13°9′E / 38.050°N 13.150°E / 38.050; 13.150
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Metropolitan city Palermo (PA)
 • Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 290 m (950 ft)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 7,394
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Borgettani
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 90042
Dialing code 091
ISTAT code 082013
Website Official website

Borgetto (Sicilian: Lu Burgettu) is a small mountain Italian town of the Metropolitan City of Palermo in Sicily. As of 2012 Borgetto had an estimated population of 7,394.[2] The town overlooks the northern coastline of Sicily.


The origins of Borgetto are disputed. The two largely accepted theories are that Borgetto was set up as vantage point over the Mediterranean Sea by Arab invaders. Thus, comes the root of Borgetto, Burj, which translates to tower in Arabic. Borgetto is the combination of Burj (tower) and -etto (a suffix meaning small in Italian).

The other theory is that Borgetto was set up by the Greeks as Greek ruins are commonplace throughout Sicily. This theory, however, is based on theory as opposed to fact.

Borgetto (foreground) and Partinico (middle of photo)


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2007-02-24.