Menfi

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Menfi
Comune di Menfi
The entrance gate to Menfi
The entrance gate to Menfi
Coat of arms of Menfi
Coat of arms
Location of Menfi
Menfi is located in Italy
Menfi
Menfi
Location of Menfi in Italy
Menfi is located in Sicily
Menfi
Menfi
Menfi (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°36′N 12°58′E / 37.600°N 12.967°E / 37.600; 12.967
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceAgrigento (AG)
FrazioniPorto Palo, Lido Fiori, Capparrina, Bertolino di Mare
Government
 • MayorMarilena Mauceri
Area
 • Total113.58 km2 (43.85 sq mi)
Elevation
109 m (358 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total12,471
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Menfitani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
92013
Dialing code0925
Patron saintSt. Anthony
Saint day13 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Menfi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Palermo and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Agrigento.

The town lies some 3 kilometres (2 mi) from the south coast of Sicily, between the rivers Belice and Carboj. In 1910, a full third of the population of the town of Menfi had emigrated to the United States.[4]

Main sights[edit]

  • A tower (Torre Federiciana), which is the remains of a medieval castle built by Frederick II of Hohenstafen in 1238, perhaps over an Arab fortification.
  • Chiesa Madre ("Mother Church"), built in the 18th century but destroyed by an earthquake in 1968. It was later rebuilt.
  • Church of St. Joseph (1715).

The remains of an Iron Age prehistoric settlement were found in the 1980s outside of the town.

Twin towns[edit]

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: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ https://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicagotribune/offers.html?url=%2Fchicagotribune%2Faccess%2F387332051.html%3FFMT%3DAI%26FMTS%3DABS%3AAI%26type%3Dhistoric%26date%3DMay%2B05%252C%2B1910%26author%3D%26pub%3DChicago%2BTribune%26desc%3DThe%2BWide%252C%2BWide%2BWorld

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