Menfi

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Menfi
Comune
Comune di Menfi
The entrance gate to Menfi
The entrance gate to Menfi
Coat of arms of Menfi
Coat of arms
Menfi is located in Italy
Menfi
Menfi
Location of Menfi in Italy
Coordinates: 37°36′N 12°58′E / 37.600°N 12.967°E / 37.600; 12.967
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Agrigento (AG)
Frazioni Porto Palo, Lido Fiori, Capparrina, Bertolino di Mare
Government
 • Mayor Marilena Mauceri
Area
 • Total 113.58 km2 (43.85 sq mi)
Elevation 109 m (358 ft)
Population (31 October 2017)[1]
 • Total 12,472
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Menfitani
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 92013
Dialing code 0925
Patron saint St. Anthony
Saint day 13 June
Website Official website

Menfi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Palermo and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Agrigento.

The town lies some 3 kilometres (2 mi) from the south coast of Sicily, between the rivers Belice and Carboj. In 1910, a full third of the population of the town of Menfi had emigrated to the United States.[2]

Main sights

  • A tower (Torre Federiciana), remain of a medieval castle built by Frederick II of Hohenstafen in 1238, perhaps over an Arab fortification.
  • Chiesa Madre ("Mother Church"), built in the 18th century but destroyed by an earthquake in 1968. It has been later rebuilt.
  • Church of St. Joseph (1715).

Remains of an Iron Age prehistoric settlement have been found in the 1980s outside the town.

Twin towns

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ https://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicagotribune/offers.html?url=%2Fchicagotribune%2Faccess%2F387332051.html%3FFMT%3DAI%26FMTS%3DABS%3AAI%26type%3Dhistoric%26date%3DMay%2B05%252C%2B1910%26author%3D%26pub%3DChicago%2BTribune%26desc%3DThe%2BWide%252C%2BWide%2BWorld

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