San Biagio Platani

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San Biagio Platani
San Mrasi
Comune di San Biagio Platani
Location of San Biagio Platani
San Biagio Platani is located in Italy
San Biagio Platani
San Biagio Platani
Location of San Biagio Platani in Italy
San Biagio Platani is located in Sicily
San Biagio Platani
San Biagio Platani
San Biagio Platani (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°30′N 13°32′E / 37.500°N 13.533°E / 37.500; 13.533Coordinates: 37°30′N 13°32′E / 37.500°N 13.533°E / 37.500; 13.533
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceProvince of Agrigento (AG)
Area
 • Total42.4 km2 (16.4 sq mi)
Elevation
416 m (1,365 ft)
Population
 (Dec. 2004)[2]
 • Total3,689
 • Density87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sambiagesi, Sanmrasisi[3]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
92020
Dialing code0922
WebsiteOfficial website

San Biagio Platani (Sicilian: San Mrasi or San Brasi) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) south of Palermo and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Agrigento. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,689 and an area of 42.4 square kilometres (16.4 sq mi).[4] San Biagio Platani is famous for its "Easter Arches" (Gli Archi di Pasqua.)

San Biagio Platani borders the following municipalities: Alessandria della Rocca, Casteltermini, Sant'Angelo Muxaro, Santo Stefano Quisquina.

The village has substantial diaspora populations in Chicago, Berazategui, and Pforzheim.

History[edit]

The origin of the town begin in 1635, the year in which Giovanni Battista Gerardi obtained a licentia populandi. Gaetano di Giovanni in his opera "Notizie storiche su Casteltermini e il suo territorio" attributes to Mariano Gianguercio, in 1648, the foundation of the urban settlement.

List of Feudal Rulers[edit]

1635 Licentia Populandi

  • 1635 Giovanbattista Gerardo
  • 1640 Pietro Gianguercio
  • 1648 Antonina Gianguercio
  • 1649 Cesare Gianguercio
  • 1655 Carlo Setaiolo
  • 1665 Antonina Gianguercio
  • 1666 Diego Ioppolo

1687 Imposition of the Duchy of San Biagio

  • 1687 Antonino Giuseppe Ioppolo
  • 1690 Pietro Ioppolo Gianguercio
  • 1716 Ludovico Ioppolo Spatafora
  • 1733 Ludovico Ioppolo Pescatore
  • 1769 Agesilao Bonanno Ioppolo
  • 1810 Agesilao Gioeni Bonanno

1812 End of feudalism

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Pitrè, Giuseppe (1872-01-01). Centuria di canti popolari siciliani ora per la prima volta pubblicati (in Italian).
  4. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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