Cattolica Eraclea

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Cattolica Eraclea
Comune di Cattolica Eraclea
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Cattolica Eraclea is located in Italy
Cattolica Eraclea
Cattolica Eraclea
Location of Cattolica Eraclea in Italy
Coordinates: 37°26′N 13°24′E / 37.433°N 13.400°E / 37.433; 13.400Coordinates: 37°26′N 13°24′E / 37.433°N 13.400°E / 37.433; 13.400
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Agrigento (AG)
 • Mayor Nicolò Termine
 • Total 62.1 km2 (24.0 sq mi)
Elevation 220 m (720 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 3,975
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cattolicensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 92011
Dialing code 0922
Patron saint St. Joseph
Saint day 19 March
Website Official website

Cattolica Eraclea (Sicilian: Catòlica) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Palermo and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Agrigento nearby the Platani river valley.

The town was founded in medieval times. It received the name "Eraclea" in 1874, associating it to the ancient site of Heraclea Minoa nearby.

The economy is based on agriculture, including production of vine, olives, agrumes, fruit, almonds, cereals and wheat.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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