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Racalmuto

Racalmuto
Comune di Racalmuto
Leonardo Sciascia's dedication to Racalmuto.
Leonardo Sciascia's dedication to Racalmuto.
Coat of arms of Racalmuto
Coat of arms
Location of Racalmuto
Racalmuto is located in Italy
Racalmuto
Racalmuto
Location of Racalmuto in Italy
Racalmuto is located in Sicily
Racalmuto
Racalmuto
Racalmuto (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°24′N 13°44′E / 37.400°N 13.733°E / 37.400; 13.733
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[1])
 • 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 (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 is the setting of Angelo F. Coniglio's historical fiction novella The Lady of the Wheel.[2]

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 (1921–89)

Bibliography

Twin towns

  • Canada Hamilton, Ontario, Canada[3]
    • a portion of Murray St. W. in Hamilton's Little Italy is known as Corso Racalmuto, after the Racalmutesi immigrants who populated the area[4]
  • Italy Finale Ligure, Italy

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Cipolla, Gaetano. "The Lady of the Wheel (La Ruotaia)". Legas.
  3. ^ "Hamilton Ontario Sister Cities". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
  4. ^ La Fratellanza Racalmutese festeggia 75 anni

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