|Comune di Buscemi|
|• Mayor||Rossella La Pira|
|• Total||52.0 km2 (20.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||761 m (2,497 ft)|
(30 November 2017)
|• Density||20/km2 (51/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Madonna of the Wood|
|Saint day||Last Sunday in August|
Buscemi (Italian pronunciation: [buʃˈʃɛːmi]; Buscema in Sicilian; Buxema in Latin; Qalʾat ʾabi Šāma in Arabic, pronounced /qal.ʕɑt ʕaˌbi ʃaːˈmɑ/) is a town and comune of 1,025 inhabitants in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, southern Italy.
It is 52 kilometres (32 mi) west of Syracuse, in the Hyblaean Mountains, precisely on the mount Vignitti, 783 metres (2,569 ft) above sea level; the river Anapo crosses the communal territory. The closest municipalities are Buccheri and Palazzolo Acreide.
Buscemi was completely destroyed in the 1693 earthquake, and was later rebuilt. Baronial families who held Buscemi include the Ventimiglia and Requisenz, who had a castle whose remains are at the entrance of the town.
- Data from Istat
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