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
Monforte San Giorgio is located in Italy
Monforte San Giorgio
Monforte San Giorgio
Location of Monforte San Giorgio in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Messina (ME)
Frazioni Monforte Marina, Monforte San Giorgio, Pellegrino
 • Mayor Giuseppe Cannistrà
 • Total 32.3 km2 (12.5 sq mi)
Elevation 287 m (942 ft)
Population (31 March 2012)[1]
 • Total 2,867
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Monfortesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 98041
Dialing code 090
Patron saint St. George
Saint day April 23
Website Official 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.


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