Monforte San Giorgio

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Monforte San Giorgio
Comune di Monforte San Giorgio
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Coat of arms of Monforte San Giorgio
Coat of arms
Location of Monforte San Giorgio
Monforte San Giorgio is located in Italy
Monforte San Giorgio
Monforte San Giorgio
Location of Monforte San Giorgio in Italy
Monforte San Giorgio is located in Sicily
Monforte San Giorgio
Monforte San Giorgio
Monforte San Giorgio (Sicily)
Coordinates: 38°10′N 15°22′E / 38.167°N 15.367°E / 38.167; 15.367Coordinates: 38°10′N 15°22′E / 38.167°N 15.367°E / 38.167; 15.367
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityMessina (ME)
FrazioniMonforte Marina, Monforte San Giorgio, Pellegrino
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Cannistrà
Area
 • Total32.26 km2 (12.46 sq mi)
Elevation
287 m (942 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,720
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Monfortesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
98041
Dialing code090
Patron saintSt. George
Saint dayApril 23
WebsiteOfficial website

Monforte San Giorgio (Sicilian: Munforti) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 180 kilometres (110 mi) east of Palermo and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) west of Messina.

It is home to the remains of a castle built by the local Orthodox monks to resist the Arab attacks. Later it was used by the Normans and the royal houses of Hohenstaufen and Anjou.

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.