Sommatino

Sommatino (Sicilian: Summatinu) is a town (municipality) in the Province of Caltanissetta in the Italian region Sicily, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Caltanissetta.

Sommatino
Comune di Sommatino

Coat of arms
Location of Sommatino
Sommatino
Location of Sommatino in Italy
Sommatino
Sommatino (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°20′N 14°0′E
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceCaltanissetta (CL)
Government
  MayorCrispino Sanfilippo
Area
  Total34.7 km2 (13.4 sq mi)
Elevation
359 m (1,178 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2012[2])[3]
  Total7,263
  Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sommatinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
93019
Dialing code0922
WebsiteOfficial website

Economy

Until the early 1990s the economy of Sommatino relied heavily on sulphur extraction but with the advent of new technologies in this field the mines has been closed. The economy was based principally on agriculture, craftmanship and the service industries. However, these sectors are not enough to employ all the town's people and Sommatino is experiencing emigration to northern Italy, France and Germany.

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. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.


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