Misilmeri

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Misilmeri
Comune
Comune di Misilmeri
Panorama di Misilmeri.jpg
Coat of arms of Misilmeri
Coat of arms
Misilmeri is located in Italy
Misilmeri
Misilmeri
Location of Misilmeri in Italy
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)
Elevation129 m (423 ft)
Population (31 December 2017)
 • Total29,375
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Misilmeresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code90036
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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