|Comune di Menfi|
The entrance gate to Menfi
|Frazioni||Porto Palo, Lido Fiori, Capparrina, Bertolino di Mare|
|• Mayor||Marilena Mauceri|
|• Total||113.58 km2 (43.85 sq mi)|
|Elevation||109 m (358 ft)|
|Population (31 October 2017)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Anthony|
|Saint day||13 June|
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.
- A tower (Torre Federiciana), remain 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 has been later rebuilt.
- Church of St. Joseph (1715).
Remains of an Iron Age prehistoric settlement have been found in the 1980s outside the town.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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- ScopriMenfi, Menfi's Tourism web site
- Official website
- "Menfi". New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
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