Racalmuto

Racalmuto (Sicilian: Racalmutu, from the Arabic "rahal-maut", "village in ruins") is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian Autonomous Region of Sicily, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northeast of Agrigento.

Racalmuto
Comune di Racalmuto
Leonardo Sciascia's dedication to Racalmuto.

Coat of arms
Location of Racalmuto
Racalmuto
Location of Racalmuto in Italy
Racalmuto
Racalmuto (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°24′N 13°44′E
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceAgrigento (AG)
Government
  MayorEmilio Messana
Area
  Total68.3 km2 (26.4 sq mi)
Elevation
455 m (1,493 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2011[2])[3]
  Total8,833
  Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Racalmutesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
92020
Dialing code0922
WebsiteOfficial website

Racalmuto is the setting of Angelo F. Coniglio's historical fiction novella The Lady of the Wheel.[4]

Racalmuto borders the following municipalities: Bompensiere, Canicattì, Castrofilippo, Favara, Grotte, Milena, Montedoro.

Notable people

Racalmuto was the birthplace and lifelong home of author Leonardo Sciascia (192189)

Bibliography

Twin towns

  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada[5]
    • a portion of Murray St. W. in Hamilton's Little Italy is known as Corso Racalmuto, after the Racalmutesi immigrants who populated the area[6]
  • Finale Ligure, Italy

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. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. Cipolla, Gaetano. "The Lady of the Wheel (La Ruotaia)". Legas.
  5. "Hamilton Ontario Sister Cities". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
  6. La Fratellanza Racalmutese festeggia 75 anni


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