Santo Stefano Quisquina

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Santo Stefano Quisquina
Comune di Santo Stefano Quisquina
Panorama - Santo Stefano Quisquina AG, Sicilia, Italia.jpg
Location of Santo Stefano Quisquina
Santo Stefano Quisquina is located in Italy
Santo Stefano Quisquina
Santo Stefano Quisquina
Location of Santo Stefano Quisquina in Italy
Santo Stefano Quisquina is located in Sicily
Santo Stefano Quisquina
Santo Stefano Quisquina
Santo Stefano Quisquina (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°37′N 13°29′E / 37.617°N 13.483°E / 37.617; 13.483Coordinates: 37°37′N 13°29′E / 37.617°N 13.483°E / 37.617; 13.483
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceAgrigento (AG)
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Cacciatore
Area
 • Total85.9 km2 (33.2 sq mi)
Elevation
730 m (2,400 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2016)[3]
 • Total4,614
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Stefanesi (also Quisquinesi, Quisquinensi or Timpanisi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
92020
Dialing code0922
WebsiteOfficial website

Santo Stefano Quisquina (Sicilian: Santu Stèfanu Quisquina) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) south of Palermo and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Agrigento.

It has strong ties with Tampa, in the United States, since its immigrants supplied over 60 percent of the Italian population of the city in the late 19th and early 20th century. The town also supplied a large portion of Italian immigrants to Jacksonville, another city in Florida.[4]

Santo Stefano Quisquina stands at an altitude of 730 metres (2,400 ft) above sea level and borders the following municipalities: Alessandria della Rocca, Bivona, Cammarata, Casteltermini, Castronovo di Sicilia, San Biagio Platani.

History[edit]

The first nucleus of the present-day town probably dates back to the reign of Frederick II of Aragon (1296–1337), when it was a fief of Giovanni Caltagirone. Its successive lords were Ruggero Sinisi, Guiscardo de Agijas, the Lacarns and the Ventimiglias.

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Gary Ross Mormino; George E. Pozzetta (1987). The immigrant world of Ybor City: Italians and their Latin neighbors in Tampa, 1885-1985. University of Illinois Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-252-01351-5.