Giarratana

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Giarratana
Comune di Giarratana
Giarratana Panorama.JPG
Coat of arms of Giarratana
Coat of arms
Location of Giarratana
Giarratana is located in Italy
Giarratana
Giarratana
Location of Giarratana in Italy
Giarratana is located in Sicily
Giarratana
Giarratana
Giarratana (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°3′N 14°48′E / 37.050°N 14.800°E / 37.050; 14.800
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceRagusa (RG)
FrazioniGiarratana
Government
 • MayorBartolo Giaquinta
Area
 • Total43.63 km2 (16.85 sq mi)
Elevation
520 m (1,710 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,962
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Giarratanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
97010
Dialing code0932
Patron saintSt. Bartholomew the Apostle,
Saint day24 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Giarratana is a town and comune in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. Its name is likely derived from Arabic.[5]

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of San Bartolomeo, known from 1308 but rebuilt in the late 17th century.
  • Remains of Castle of Settimo
  • Archaeological site of Casmenae, on the road leading to Palazzolo Acreide.

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 from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  4. ^ Data from Istat
  5. ^ Paul Theroux (15 Dec 2011). The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean. Le Grand Sud to Nice: Penguin UK. ISBN 9780241958810. ...Later I checked with my Arabic-speaking brother Peter and discovered that Giarrat was probably a cognate of Djarad, meaning locust.

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