Cinisi

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Cinisi

Cìnisi  (Sicilian)
Comune di Cinisi
Cinisi beach
Cinisi beach
Location of Cinisi in the Province of Palermo
Location of Cinisi in the Province of Palermo
Location of Cinisi
Cinisi is located in Italy
Cinisi
Cinisi
Location of Cinisi in Italy
Cinisi is located in Sicily
Cinisi
Cinisi
Cinisi (Sicily)
Coordinates: 38°10′N 13°6′E / 38.167°N 13.100°E / 38.167; 13.100Coordinates: 38°10′N 13°6′E / 38.167°N 13.100°E / 38.167; 13.100
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityPalermo (PA)
FrazioniPunta Raisi, Orsa, Pozzillo, Carini, Terrasini
Government
 • MayorGianni Palazzolo (Civic List)
Area
 • Total33.16 km2 (12.80 sq mi)
Elevation
75 m (246 ft)
Population
 (1-1-2018)[3]
 • Total12,250
 • Density370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cinisense(i)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
90045
Dialing code091
ISTAT code082031
Patron saintSanta Fara
WebsiteOfficial website

Cinisi (Italian: [ˈtʃiːnizi]; Sicilian: Cìnisi [ˈtʃiːnɪsɪ]) is a town and a comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in Sicily. As of 1 January 2018 it has a population of 12,250.[3]

Geography[edit]

The town is part of the Palermo metropolitan area, borders with the municipalities of Carini and Terrasini and count the civil parish (frazione) of Punta Raisi, seat of Palermo Airport. It is 36 kilometres (22 mi) from Palermo centre, 77 kilometres (48 mi) from Trapani and 31 kilometres (19 mi) from Alcamo.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Cinisi (Punta Raisi Airport), elevation: 21 m or 69 ft, 1961-1990 normals, Extremes 1960-1990
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 25.6
(78.1)
29.4
(84.9)
34.7
(94.5)
34.6
(94.3)
40
(104)
44
(111)
43.1
(109.6)
42.4
(108.3)
40.6
(105.1)
35.2
(95.4)
31
(88)
26.7
(80.1)
44
(111)
Average high °C (°F) 14.8
(58.6)
15.1
(59.2)
16.1
(61.0)
18.4
(65.1)
21.8
(71.2)
25.1
(77.2)
28.3
(82.9)
28.8
(83.8)
26.6
(79.9)
22.9
(73.2)
19.3
(66.7)
16.0
(60.8)
21.1
(70.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
12.6
(54.7)
13.5
(56.3)
15.7
(60.3)
18.9
(66.0)
22.4
(72.3)
25.6
(78.1)
26.2
(79.2)
24.1
(75.4)
20.3
(68.5)
16.8
(62.2)
13.7
(56.7)
18.5
(65.4)
Average low °C (°F) 10.2
(50.4)
10.1
(50.2)
10.9
(51.6)
12.9
(55.2)
16.0
(60.8)
19.7
(67.5)
22.9
(73.2)
23.6
(74.5)
21.5
(70.7)
17.8
(64.0)
14.3
(57.7)
11.5
(52.7)
16.0
(60.7)
Record low °C (°F) 1.4
(34.5)
2.4
(36.3)
2.4
(36.3)
5.8
(42.4)
9
(48)
13.3
(55.9)
16
(61)
17.9
(64.2)
13
(55)
8
(46)
5.1
(41.2)
1.6
(34.9)
1.4
(34.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 71.6
(2.82)
65.4
(2.57)
59.5
(2.34)
44.1
(1.74)
25.5
(1.00)
12.2
(0.48)
5.1
(0.20)
13.3
(0.52)
41.5
(1.63)
98.0
(3.86)
94.3
(3.71)
80.0
(3.15)
610.5
(24.02)
Average precipitation days 10 10 9 6 3 2 1 2 4 8 9 11 75
Average relative humidity (%) 73 72 72 72 72 71 69 71 72 71 70 73 72
Source 1: NOAA[4]
Source 2: Altervista[5] Extreme temperatures.

Culture[edit]

Cinisi is famous, among other things, for the Carnivale parade with many papier-mâché. floats.[citation needed] These floats are created every year by a group of young residents who come together and brainstorm their ideas. Carnivale in Cinisi every year has a different theme and the community is to go along with it. Teenagers creating the float are provided with money by the community and come together to develop ideas on what they can create to make their festival an enjoyable and attractive one for the community; however, multiple floats are created and requires multiple groups with different creative skills in order to compete. Therefore, the town allows students to create their floats and on the day of Carnivale the floats are put in a contest as to which one was created "the best". The group who creates the most appealing float is then rewarded with cash money and split between the volunteers. Other than the floats, Carnivale in Cinisi like any other Carnivale festival comparing to Halloween celebrations in the United States. Although, in Cinisi Carnivale is held on "Corso Umberto I". The street is filled with everyone all over town and even families from neighboring towns. The streets are filled with entertainment from moving Dj floats to dancing performances. The three day Carnivale is prepared for throughout the year where participants come together and practice performances for the upcoming festival.


Giuseppe Impastato: Famous anti-mafia activist Giuseppe Impastato was assassinated in Cinisi by the mafia in 1978. Today, his boyhood home can be found on the main street of Cinisi, Corso Umberto I, and is open to tourists. The house displays evidence and tells the interesting and significant story of Impastato, or "Peppino", as some knew him, in his final years as he fought the Italian Mafia. Cinisi also has landmarks and places related to Impastato's life that attract many school groups and writers.

Demographics[edit]

Transport[edit]

The Falcone-Borsellino Airport of Palermo, also known as Punta Raisi, is located in its municipal territory. Cinisi counts a pair of train stations (Cinisi-Terrasini on the Palermo-Trapani line and Punta Raisi, served by the Palermo metropolitan railway service) and is served by the A29 motorway.

Personalities[edit]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaetano_Badalamenti

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. ^ a b (in Italian) Source Archived July 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine: ISTAT 2011
  4. ^ "Palermo (16405) - WMO Weather Station". NOAA. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "Palermo Punta Raisi: record mensili dal 1960". climaintoscana.altervista.org. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  6. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-02-24.

External links[edit]

Media related to Cinisi at Wikimedia Commons