Milena, Sicily

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Milena
Comune
Comune di Milena
Milena is located in Italy
Milena
Milena
Location of Milena in Italy
Coordinates: 37°28′N 13°44′E / 37.467°N 13.733°E / 37.467; 13.733Coordinates: 37°28′N 13°44′E / 37.467°N 13.733°E / 37.467; 13.733
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Caltanissetta (CL)
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Vitellaro
Area
 • Total 24.5 km2 (9.5 sq mi)
Elevation 423 m (1,388 ft)
Population (30 November 2011)[1]
 • Total 3,171
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Milenesi ("Milucchisi" in local dialect)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 93010
Dialing code 0934
Website Official website

Milena (Sicilian: Milocca) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caltanissetta in the Italian region Sicily, located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) southeast of Palermo and about 30 kilometres (19 miles) west of Caltanissetta.

Formerly known as Milocca, it was the subject of a book, Milocca: A Sicilian Village by Charlotte Gower Chapman, who in 1935 detailed everyday life in the small rural Sicilian town, one of the earliest cultural anthropology studies of a semi-literate people.

Its name is a form of homage to the Queen Milena of Montenegro, the mother of the Queen Elena, wife of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.

International relations[edit]

Milena is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demographics data from ISTAT

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