Camporotondo Etneo

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Camporotondo Etneo
Comune di Camporotondo Etneo
The territory of Camporotondo Etneo within the Province of Catania
The territory of Camporotondo Etneo within the Province of Catania
Location of Camporotondo Etneo
Camporotondo Etneo is located in Italy
Camporotondo Etneo
Camporotondo Etneo
Location of Camporotondo Etneo in Italy
Camporotondo Etneo is located in Sicily
Camporotondo Etneo
Camporotondo Etneo
Camporotondo Etneo (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°34′N 15°0′E / 37.567°N 15.000°E / 37.567; 15.000Coordinates: 37°34′N 15°0′E / 37.567°N 15.000°E / 37.567; 15.000
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityCatania (CT)
FrazioniPiano Tavola
Government
 • MayorFilippo Privitera
Area
 • Total6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation
445 m (1,460 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2016)[3]
 • Total5,052
 • Density790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Camporotondesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
95040
Dialing code095
Patron saintSt. Anthony Abbot
Saint day17 January
Websiteofficial website

Camporotondo Etneo (Sicilian: Campurutunnu Etneu) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 160 km (99 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 8 km (5 mi) northwest of Catania.

Camporotondo Etneo borders the following municipalities: Belpasso, Misterbianco, Motta Sant'Anastasia, San Pietro Clarenza.

History[edit]

The historical origins of the comune of Camporotondo Etneo go back to the 17th century when the marquise Diego Reitano obtained its property from Antonio Reitano. At that time the name of the town was not Camporotondo Etneo but Camporeale. Reitano was married with Teresa Mauroli, a noblewoman originary from Messina. In 1730, Camporotondo was a marquisate and, in 1733, Reitano became senator of Messina. In the 17th century, the high number of eruptions deeply altered the morphology of the land surrounding Camporeale leading to the decision to change the town name into Camporotondo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.