Troina

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Troina
Comune
Comune di Troina
Troina - Panorama.JPG
Troina is located in Italy
Troina
Troina
Location of Troina in Italy
Coordinates: 37°47′N 14°36′E / 37.783°N 14.600°E / 37.783; 14.600Coordinates: 37°47′N 14°36′E / 37.783°N 14.600°E / 37.783; 14.600
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Enna (EN)
Government
 • Mayor Sebastiano Fabio Venezia (since 2013)
Area
 • Total 163.083 km2 (62.967 sq mi)
Elevation 1,121 m (3,678 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 9,795
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Troinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 94018
Dialing code 0935
Patron saint St. Sylvester
Saint day June 3
Website Official website

Troina (Sicilian: Traina) is a town and comune in the province of Enna, Sicily, Italy. It is located in the Nebrodi Park.

History[edit]

Excavations have proved that the area of Troina was settled as early as the 7th millennium BC (a farm dating from that period, and a later necropolis). Of the Greek town (most likely known as Engyon) parts of the 4th-century-BC walls remain, while from the Roman age are baths. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire it was a Byzantine stronghold and during the Islamic period the religious and moral capital of the Greek and Christian orthodox part of Sicily; Roger I of Sicily had in its castle (which he captured in 1061) also a start base of his conquest of the island.

During World War II, Troina was the seat of a battle between the Allies and the Axis forces. The town was mostly destroyed during the six-day fighting (31 July – 6 August 1943).

Twin towns[edit]

Troina is twinned with:

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2007-02-24. 

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