Naro

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Naro
Comune di Naro
View from the castle
View from the castle
Location of Naro
Naro is located in Italy
Naro
Naro
Location of Naro in Italy
Naro is located in Sicily
Naro
Naro
Naro (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°18′N 13°48′E / 37.300°N 13.800°E / 37.300; 13.800Coordinates: 37°18′N 13°48′E / 37.300°N 13.800°E / 37.300; 13.800
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceAgrigento (AG)
Area
 • Total207.49 km2 (80.11 sq mi)
Elevation
600 m (2,000 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total7,580
 • Density37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Naresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
92028
Dialing code0922
Patron saintSan Calogero
Saint dayJune 18
WebsiteOfficial website

Naro (Sicilian: Naru) is a comune in the province of Agrigento, on the island of Sicily, Italy. It is bounded by the comuni of Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Camastra, Campobello di Licata, Canicattì, Castrofilippo, Delia, Favara, Licata, Palma di Montechiaro, Ravanusa and Sommatino. The naturalised French composer Achille Campisiano (1837–1901) was born in this village.

History[edit]

There was already a settlement in the area of Naro in the Roman era, of which remains such as catacombs and ruins of Roman villas have been found. It was an important fortified town during the Arab and the Norman occupation, and remained a regional centre. The medieval castle, the ruined Norman church and several baroque buildings testify to its rich history.

In the Second World War, Naro was damaged by aerial bombing.

Naro is famous for the festival of its local patron Saint, San Calogero, which is celebrated on June 18. On this day, a statue of the Saint is carried through the city streets in a procession with many participants.

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. ^ ISTAT

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Naro at Wikimedia Commons