Sant'Angelo Muxaro

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Sant'Angelo Muxaro
Comune
Comune di Sant'Angelo Muxaro
Sant Angelo Muxaro Goldscheibe.jpg
Sant'Angelo Muxaro is located in Italy
Sant'Angelo Muxaro
Sant'Angelo Muxaro
Location of Sant'Angelo Muxaro in Italy
Coordinates: 37°28′15″N 13°32′47″E / 37.47083°N 13.54639°E / 37.47083; 13.54639
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Agrigento (AG)
Government
 • Mayor Lorenzo Alfano
Area
 • Total 64.55 km2 (24.92 sq mi)
Elevation 335 m (1,099 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
 • Total 1,395
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santangelesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 92020
Dialing code 0922
Patron saint St. Angelo
Saint day August 16
Website Official website

Sant'Angelo Muxaro (Sicilian: Sant'Àngilu Muxaru) 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.

Ancient history[edit]

Ancient Greek gold bowl with 6 striding bulls found in a tomb near Sant'Angelo Muxaro, British Museum, London.

Four gold and silver bowls dating from 650-600 BC were found in a tomb in the vicinity of the village in the 18th Century. Only one gold bowl remains, now in the British Museum's collection. The BM's phiale is decorated with 6 striding bulls and has become a symbol of Sant'Angelo Muxaro.[2]

Arbereshe settlement[edit]

Around 1600 there was an Arbëreshë settlement in the area, but now the Arbëresh language has disappeared from usage.

Geography[edit]

Sant'Angelo Muxaro borders the following municipalities: Agrigento, Alessandria della Rocca, Aragona, Casteltermini, Cattolica Eraclea, Cianciana, Raffadali, San Biagio Platani, Santa Elisabetta.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ British Museum Collection

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