Misilmeri

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Misilmeri
Comune di Misilmeri
Panorama di Misilmeri.jpg
Coat of arms of Misilmeri
Coat of arms
Location of Misilmeri
Misilmeri is located in Italy
Misilmeri
Misilmeri
Location of Misilmeri in Italy
Misilmeri is located in Sicily
Misilmeri
Misilmeri
Misilmeri (Sicily)
Coordinates: 38°2′5″N 13°27′5″E / 38.03472°N 13.45139°E / 38.03472; 13.45139
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityPalermo (PA)
FrazioniGibilrossa, Portella di Mare
Government
 • MayorRosalia Stadarelli
Area
 • Total69.49 km2 (26.83 sq mi)
Elevation
129 m (423 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[2]
 • Total29,375
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Misilmeresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
90036
Dialing code091
Patron saintSan Giusto
Saint dayLast Sunday of August
Websitewww.comune.misilmeri.pa.it

Misilmeri (Sicilian: Musulumeli) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo, Sicily. It is approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) from Palermo and its name means "the resting place or the messuage of the Emir", and dates from the Muslim emirate of Sicily. The village rose around a castle (today known as Castello dell'Emiro, or "Castle of the Emir") founded by emir Jafar II (998–1019).

Misilmeri is located in the Eleuterio Valley on the southern slopes of Montagna Grande. It is the birthplace of the magistrate Rocco Chinnici.

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  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.