Casteltermini

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Casteltermini
Comune
Comune di Casteltermini
Casteltermini (AG).jpg
Casteltermini is located in Italy
Casteltermini
Casteltermini
Location of Casteltermini in Italy
Coordinates: 37°32′30″N 13°39′43″E / 37.54167°N 13.66194°E / 37.54167; 13.66194Coordinates: 37°32′30″N 13°39′43″E / 37.54167°N 13.66194°E / 37.54167; 13.66194
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Agrigento (AG)
Government
 • Mayor Nuccio Sapia
Area
 • Total 99.47 km2 (38.41 sq mi)
Elevation 555 m (1,821 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 8,487
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castelterminesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 92025
Dialing code 0922
Patron saint St. Vincent Ferrer
Saint day April 5
Website Official website

Casteltermini is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Agrigento.

Casteltermini borders the following municipalities: Acquaviva Platani, Aragona, Cammarata, Campofranco, San Biagio Platani, Sant'Angelo Muxaro, Santo Stefano Quisquina, Sutera.

History[edit]

Casteltermini was founded in 1629 by the local noble Gian Vincenzo Maria Termini e Ferreri, whence the name.

Casteltermini is noted for its extensive mines of rock salt and sulphur.[2]

Main sights[edit]

Panoramic view of the city center.
Chiesa Madre ("Mother Church").
  • Chiesa Madre - "Mother Church"
  • Church of San Giuseppe
  • Hermitage of Santa Croce
  • Church of Madonna del Carmelo
  • Church of Jesus and Mary
  • Antiquarium
  • Ethnographic Museum
  • Memorial of World War I and II Veterans, located in the city center in front of the Chiesa Madre. The names on the upper half represent the veterans of World War I. The names listed on the lower half represent the names of veterans from WW2.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ New International Encyclopedia

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