Giarratana

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Giarratana
Comune
Comune di Giarratana
Giarratana Panorama.JPG
Coat of arms of Giarratana
Coat of arms
Giarratana is located in Italy
Giarratana
Giarratana
Location of Giarratana in Italy
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
 • Total43.47 km2 (16.78 sq mi)
Elevation520 m (1,710 ft)
Population (30 November 2017[1])[2]
 • Total2,970
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Giarratanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code97010
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.[3]

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. ^ Data from Istat
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  3. ^ 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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