Sommatino

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Sommatino
Comune
Comune di Sommatino
Coat of arms of Sommatino
Coat of arms
Sommatino is located in Italy
Sommatino
Sommatino
Location of Sommatino in Italy
Coordinates: 37°20′N 14°0′E / 37.333°N 14.000°E / 37.333; 14.000
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceCaltanissetta (CL)
Government
 • MayorCrispino Sanfilippo
Area
 • Total34.7 km2 (13.4 sq mi)
Elevation359 m (1,178 ft)
Population (30 November 2012[1])
 • Total7,263
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sommatinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code93019
Dialing code0922
WebsiteOfficial website

Sommatino (Sicilian: Summatinu) is a town (municipality) in the Province of Caltanissetta in the Italian region Sicily, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Caltanissetta.

Economy[edit]

Until the early 1990s the economy of Sommatino relied heavily on sulphur extraction but with the advent of new technologies in this field the mines has been closed. The economy was based principally on agriculture, craftmanship and the service industries. However, these sectors are not enough to employ all the town's people and Sommatino is experiencing emigration to northern Italy, France and Germany.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

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

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