Mineo

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Mineo
Comune di Mineo
Location of Mineo
Mineo is located in Italy
Mineo
Mineo
Location of Mineo in Italy
Mineo is located in Sicily
Mineo
Mineo
Mineo (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°16′N 14°41′E / 37.267°N 14.683°E / 37.267; 14.683Coordinates: 37°16′N 14°41′E / 37.267°N 14.683°E / 37.267; 14.683
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityCatania (CT)
FrazioniBorgo Pietro Lupo
Government
 • MayorAnna Aloisi
Area
 • Total244 km2 (94 sq mi)
Elevation
511 m (1,677 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2015)[2]
 • Total5,203
 • Density21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Menenini or (dialect) Minioli
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
95044
Dialing code0933
Patron saintAgrippina of Mineo
Saint dayLast two Sundays in August
WebsiteOfficial website

Mineo (Sicilian: Minìu, Greek: Menaion and Menai, Latin: Menaeum and Menaenum) is a town[3] and comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania, part of Sicily. It lies 64 kilometres (40 mi) southwest of Catania, 56 kilometres (35 mi) from Ragusa, 54 kilometres (34 mi) from Gela, and 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Caltagirone. It has approximately 5,600 inhabitants. It serves as the center of the cult of Saint Agrippina of Mineo and the church Church of Sant’ Agrippina.

It is also a site of literary interest since Luigi Capuana, one of Italy's most famous writers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, hailed from Mineo and was at one time the town's mayor. Mineo now houses a small library and museum dedicated to Capuana.

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. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Mineo" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.