Sant'Alessio Siculo

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Sant'Alessio Siculo
Comune di Sant'Alessio Siculo
Sant’Alessio Siculo von Forza d’Agrò.jpg
Coat of arms of Sant'Alessio Siculo
Coat of arms
Location of Sant'Alessio Siculo
Sant'Alessio Siculo is located in Italy
Sant'Alessio Siculo
Sant'Alessio Siculo
Location of Sant'Alessio Siculo in Italy
Sant'Alessio Siculo is located in Sicily
Sant'Alessio Siculo
Sant'Alessio Siculo
Sant'Alessio Siculo (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°55′N 15°21′E / 37.917°N 15.350°E / 37.917; 15.350Coordinates: 37°55′N 15°21′E / 37.917°N 15.350°E / 37.917; 15.350
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityMessina (ME)
FrazioniLacco
Government
 • MayorNunzio Giovanni Foti
Area
 • Total6.2 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
(30 November 2011)[1]
 • Total1,536
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Santalessesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
98030
Dialing code0942
Patron saintMadonna del Carmine
Saint dayJuly 16
WebsiteOfficial website

Sant'Alessio Siculo (Sicilian: Sant'Alessiu Sìculu) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 180 kilometres (110 mi) east of Palermo and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Messina.

Its main attraction is a castle built by the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Comnenos in his war against the Normans and the Arabs, who also held it.

The castle.

References[edit]

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