Menfi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Palermo and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Agrigento.
|Comune di Menfi|
The entrance gate to Menfi
Coat of arms
Location of Menfi in Italy
|Coordinates: 37°36′N 12°58′E|
|Frazioni||Porto Palo, Lido Fiori, Capparrina, Bertolino di Mare|
|• Mayor||Marilena Mauceri|
|• Total||113.58 km2 (43.85 sq mi)|
|Elevation||109 m (358 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Anthony|
|Saint day||13 June|
The town lies some 3 kilometres (2 mi) from the south coast of Sicily, between the rivers Belice and Carboj. In 1910, a full third of the population of the town of Menfi had emigrated to the United States.
- A tower (Torre Federiciana), which is the remains of a medieval castle built by Frederick II of Hohenstaufen in 1238, perhaps over an Arab fortification.
- Chiesa Madre ("Mother Church"), built in the 18th century but destroyed by an earthquake in 1968. It was later rebuilt.
- Church of St. Joseph (1715).
The remains of an Iron Age prehistoric settlement were found in the 1980s outside of the town.
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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