Salaparuta

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Salaparuta
Comune di Salaparuta
Coat of arms of Salaparuta
Coat of arms
Location of Salaparuta
Salaparuta is located in Italy
Salaparuta
Salaparuta
Location of Salaparuta in Italy
Salaparuta is located in Sicily
Salaparuta
Salaparuta
Salaparuta (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°45′N 13°0′E / 37.750°N 13.000°E / 37.750; 13.000
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceTrapani (TP)
Government
 • MayorMichele Saitta
Area
 • Total41.42 km2 (15.99 sq mi)
Elevation
171 m (561 ft)
Population
(28 February 2017)
 • Total1,676
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Salitani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
91020
Dialing code0924
Patron saintSt. Joseph
Saint day19 March
WebsiteOfficial website
Ruins of the old town of Salaparuta.

Salaparuta is a town and comune in South-Western Sicily, Italy, in the valley of the Belice river, administratively part of the province of Trapani.

In 1968, the original site of the town was near the epicentre of the Belice Valley earthquake.[1] As a result, Salaparuta was completely destroyed and rebuilt not far from the original location. The current Salaparuta is still home to many of the citizens of the old town.

Salaparuta is popularly known for its Salaparuta DOC wine production, also the main income source for the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Day the Earth Shook, Time Magazine, January 26, 1968