|Comune di Sciara|
|Metropolitan city||Palermo (PA)|
|• Total||31.19 km2 (12.04 sq mi)|
|• Density||90/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Sciara is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Palermo. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,788 and an area of 31.2 square kilometres (12.0 sq mi).
Sciara is a small farming town. The main crops are tomatoes, artichokes and olives. Houses cost around 20,000 each depending on the size. A lot of houses are empty due to immigrating to the north of Italy, Germany or United States during the 1970s, 1980s, etc., due to poor economic conditions. A lot of immigrants still own their land and houses in Sciara and are very proud of where they come from.
Sciara was founded in 1671 by Prince Filippo Notarbartolo, under formal authorization by royal decree of Charles II of Spain issued on 13 November 1671. Sciara was one of the over 30 fiefdoms owned by the House of Notarbartolo.
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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