Casteltermini

Casteltermini is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Agrigento.

Casteltermini
Comune di Casteltermini
Location of Casteltermini
Casteltermini
Location of Casteltermini in Italy
Casteltermini
Casteltermini (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°32′30″N 13°39′43″E
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceAgrigento (AG)
Government
  MayorGioacchino Nicastro
Area
  Total99.98 km2 (38.60 sq mi)
Elevation
555 m (1,821 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[2]
  Total7,976
  Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castelterminesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
92025
Dialing code0922
Patron saintSt. Vincent Ferrer
Saint dayApril 5
WebsiteOfficial website

Casteltermini borders the following municipalities: Acquaviva Platani, Aragona, Cammarata, Campofranco, San Biagio Platani, Sant'Angelo Muxaro, Santo Stefano Quisquina, Sutera.

History

Casteltermini was founded in 1629 by the local noble Gian Vincenzo Maria Termini e Ferreri, whence the name.

Casteltermini is noted for its extensive mines of rock salt and sulphur.[3]

Main sights

  • Chiesa Madre - "Mother Church"
  • Church of San Giuseppe
  • Hermitage of Santa Croce
  • Church of Madonna del Carmelo
  • Church of Jesus and Mary
  • Antiquarium
  • Ethnographic Museum
  • Memorial of World War I and II Veterans, located in the city center in front of the Chiesa Madre. The names on the upper half represent the veterans of World War I. The names listed on the lower half represent the names of veterans from WW2.

Twin towns

References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. New International Encyclopedia


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