Milena, Sicily

Milena (Sicilian: Milocca) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caltanissetta in the Italian region Sicily, located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) southeast of Palermo and about 30 kilometres (19 miles) west of Caltanissetta.

Milena
Comune di Milena
Location of Milena
Milena
Location of Milena in Italy
Milena
Milena (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°28′N 13°44′E
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceCaltanissetta (CL)
Government
  MayorClaudio Cipolla
Area
  Total24.5 km2 (9.5 sq mi)
Elevation
423 m (1,388 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2011)[2]
  Total3,171
  Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Milenesi ("Milucchisi" in local dialect)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
93010
Patron saintSaint Joseph
Saint dayMarch 19
WebsiteOfficial website

Formerly known as Milocca, it was the subject of a book, Milocca: A Sicilian Village by Charlotte Gower Chapman, who in 1935 detailed everyday life in the small rural Sicilian town, one of the earliest cultural anthropology studies of a semi-literate people.

Its name is a form of homage to the Queen Milena of Montenegro, the mother of the Queen Elena, wife of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.

International relations

Milena is twinned with:

References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. Demographics data from ISTAT


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