Poggioreale

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Poggioreale
Comune
Comune di Poggioreale
Remains in Poggioreale
Remains in Poggioreale
Coat of arms of Poggioreale
Coat of arms
Poggioreale is located in Italy
Poggioreale
Poggioreale
Location of Poggioreale in Italy
Coordinates: 37°46′N 13°2′E / 37.767°N 13.033°E / 37.767; 13.033
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Trapani (TP)
Government
 • Mayor Girolamo Cangelos
Area
 • Total 37 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 189 m (620 ft)
Population (28 February 2017)
 • Total 1,496
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Poggiorealesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 91020
Dialing code 0924
Patron saint Saint Anthony of Padua
Saint day June 13
Website Official website (in Italian)

Poggioreale (Sicilian: Poggiuriali) is a small town and comune in the province of Trapani, western Sicily, southern Italy, located in the Belice valley.

It was destroyed by the Belice Valley earthquake in 1968, and eventually rebuilt in a safer place a few kilometers away, causing the entire population to be moved there.

Economy is mostly based on agriculture and fruit cultivation.