Cattolica Eraclea

Cattolica Eraclea (Italian: [katˈtɔːlika eraˈklɛːa]; Sicilian: Catòlica) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Palermo and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Agrigento nearby the Platani river valley.

Cattolica Eraclea

Catòlica  (Sicilian)
Comune di Cattolica Eraclea
Location of Cattolica Eraclea
Cattolica Eraclea
Location of Cattolica Eraclea in Italy
Cattolica Eraclea
Cattolica Eraclea (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°26′N 13°24′E
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceAgrigento (AG)
Government
  MayorNicolò Termine
Area
  Total62.1 km2 (24.0 sq mi)
Elevation
220 m (720 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[2]
  Total3,975
  Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cattolicensi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
92011
Dialing code0922
Patron saintSt. Joseph
Saint day19 March
WebsiteOfficial website

The town was founded in medieval times. It received the name "Eraclea" in 1874, associating it to the ancient site of Heraclea Minoa nearby.

The economy is based on agriculture, including production of vine, olives, agrumes, fruit, almonds, cereals and wheat.

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.


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