Buseto Palizzolo

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Buseto Palizzolo
Comune
Comune di Buseto Palizzolo
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Buseto Palizzolo is located in Italy
Buseto Palizzolo
Buseto Palizzolo
Location of Buseto Palizzolo in Italy
Coordinates: 38°1′N 12°44′E / 38.017°N 12.733°E / 38.017; 12.733Coordinates: 38°1′N 12°44′E / 38.017°N 12.733°E / 38.017; 12.733
Country Italy
Region Sicily Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Trapani (TP)
Government
 • Mayor Mario Poma (since May 27, 2003)
Area
 • Total 72 km2 (28 sq mi)
Elevation 249 m (817 ft)
Population
 • Total 3,170
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Busetani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 91012
Dialing code 0923
Patron saint Maria SS. del Carmelo
Saint day July 16
Website Official website

Buseto Palizzolo (Sicilian: Palazzolu) is a town and comune in North-Western Sicily, Italy, administratively part of the province of Trapani. It has 3,170 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Buseto Palizzolo is located in the hills east of Trapani, the highest of which is Monte Luziano (it) with a height of 500 metres above sea level. Buseto Palizzolo is an unusual comune, composed of various areas and hamlets. The main settlements are Buseto Centro, Badia, Battaglia, Buseto Superiore, and Pianoneve. These settlements blur into one another, but the frazioni of Bruca, Fazio, and Città Povera (it) are located at a distance of 11, 5, and 6 km respectively from the centre.

History[edit]

The comune of Buseto Palizzolo, like those of Valderice, Custonaci and San Vito Lo Capo, were created as a result of the division of the very large comune of Monte San Giuliano during the 1930s.

3 km southeast of Buseto Superiore is Bosco di Scorace (it), a vast wooded area which is among the largest in western Scily.