Montalbano Elicona

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Montalbano Elicona
Comune
Comune di Montalbano Elicona
Montalbano Elicona and the castle of Frederick II
Montalbano Elicona and the castle of Frederick II
Coat of arms of Montalbano Elicona
Coat of arms
Montalbano Elicona is located in Italy
Montalbano Elicona
Montalbano Elicona
Location of Montalbano Elicona in Italy
Coordinates: 38°1′N 15°1′E / 38.017°N 15.017°E / 38.017; 15.017Coordinates: 38°1′N 15°1′E / 38.017°N 15.017°E / 38.017; 15.017
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Messina (ME)
Frazioni Pellizzaro, Toscano, Santa Barbara, Villa Braidi, Santa Maria
Government
 • Mayor Filippo Taranto
Area
 • Total 67.4 km2 (26.0 sq mi)
Elevation 908 m (2,979 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 2,485
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montalbanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 98065
Dialing code 0941
Patron saint Madonna della Provvidenza
Saint day 24 August
Website Official website

Montalbano Elicona (Sicilian: Muntarbanu) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 150 kilometres (93 mi) east of Palermo and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Messina on the Nebrodi mountains at the border with the Peloritani range.

It is mainly known for the castle built in 1233 by the Emperor Frederick II, the medieval architecture of its streets the megaliths of Argimusco and the natural wood of Malabotta.

Montalbano Elicona borders the following municipalities: Basicò, Falcone, Floresta, Francavilla di Sicilia, Librizzi, Malvagna, Oliveri, Patti, Raccuja, Roccella Valdemone, San Piero Patti, Santa Domenica Vittoria, Tripi.

The wood of Malabotta.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]