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Sant'Angelo Muxaro

Sant'Angelo Muxaro
Comune di Sant'Angelo Muxaro
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Location of Sant'Angelo Muxaro
Sant'Angelo Muxaro is located in Italy
Sant'Angelo Muxaro
Sant'Angelo Muxaro
Location of Sant'Angelo Muxaro in Italy
Sant'Angelo Muxaro is located in Sicily
Sant'Angelo Muxaro
Sant'Angelo Muxaro
Sant'Angelo Muxaro (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°28′15″N 13°32′47″E / 37.47083°N 13.54639°E / 37.47083; 13.54639
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceAgrigento (AG)
Government
 • MayorLorenzo Alfano
Area
 • Total64.55 km2 (24.92 sq mi)
Elevation
335 m (1,099 ft)
Population
(30 November 2016)[1]
 • Total1,330
 • Density21/km2 (53/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Santangelesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
92020
Dialing code0922
Patron saintSt. Angelus of Jerusalem
Saint dayAugust 16
WebsiteOfficial website

Sant'Angelo Muxaro (Sicilian: Sant'Àngilu Muxaru) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) south of Palermo and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Agrigento.

History

Four gold and silver bowls dating from 650-600 BC were found in a tomb in the vicinity of the village in the 18th Century. Only one gold bowl remains, now in the British Museum's collection. The BM's phiale is decorated with 6 striding bulls and has become a symbol of Sant'Angelo Muxaro.[2]

In the early 17th century there was an Arbëreshë settlement in the area, but now the Arbëresh language has disappeared from usage.

Geography

Sant'Angelo Muxaro borders the following municipalities: Agrigento, Alessandria della Rocca, Aragona, Casteltermini, Cattolica Eraclea, Cianciana, Raffadali, San Biagio Platani, Santa Elisabetta.

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ British Museum Collection

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