Sortino

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Sortino
Comune di Sortino
Aerial view of Sortino
Aerial view of Sortino
Coat of arms of Sortino
Coat of arms
Location of Sortino
Sortino is located in Italy
Sortino
Sortino
Location of Sortino in Italy
Sortino is located in Sicily
Sortino
Sortino
Sortino (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°10′N 15°2′E / 37.167°N 15.033°E / 37.167; 15.033
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceSyracuse (SR)
Government
 • MayorVincenzo Parlato
Area
 • Total93.33 km2 (36.03 sq mi)
Elevation
438 m (1,437 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[3]
 • Total8,570
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sortinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
96010
Dialing code0931
Patron saintSt. Sophia
Saint day10 September
WebsiteOfficial website

Sortino (Sicilian: Sciurtinu) is a town and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily (Italy). It is located in the Anapo river valley.

The Necropolis of Pantalica, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of "Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica" is situated between Sortino and Ferla.

Main sights[edit]

Sortino has fifteen Roman Catholic churches.. The main one is the Chiesa Madre di S. Giovanni Evangelista. Others are:

The abstract shaped Chiesa di San Giuseppe.
  • Chiesa del Monastero
  • Chiesa di S. Sebastiano
  • Chiesa di S. Sofia
  • Chiesa di S. Benedetto
  • Chiesa di S. Pietro
  • Chiesa dei Cappuccini
  • Chiesa del Collegio
  • Chiesa di S. Antonio Abate
  • Chiesa di S. Mauro
  • Chiesa della SS. Annunziata
  • Chiesa del Purgatorio
  • Chiesa del Carmine
  • Chiesa di S. Francesco d'Assisi
  • Chiesa di S. Giuseppe

Twin towns[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 from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)