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Cattolica Eraclea

Cattolica Eraclea
Comune di Cattolica Eraclea
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Location of Cattolica Eraclea
Cattolica Eraclea is located in Italy
Cattolica Eraclea
Cattolica Eraclea
Location of Cattolica Eraclea in Italy
Cattolica Eraclea is located in Sicily
Cattolica Eraclea
Cattolica Eraclea
Cattolica Eraclea (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°26′N 13°24′E / 37.433°N 13.400°E / 37.433; 13.400
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceAgrigento (AG)
Government
 • MayorNicolò Termine
Area
 • Total62.1 km2 (24.0 sq mi)
Elevation
220 m (720 ft)
Population
(31 December 2010)[1]
 • 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

Cattolica Eraclea (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.

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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