Santo Stefano Quisquina

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Santo Stefano Quisquina
Comune
Comune di Santo Stefano Quisquina
Panorama - Santo Stefano Quisquina AG, Sicilia, Italia.jpg
Santo Stefano Quisquina is located in Italy
Santo Stefano Quisquina
Santo Stefano Quisquina
Location of Santo Stefano Quisquina in Italy
Coordinates: 37°37′N 13°29′E / 37.617°N 13.483°E / 37.617; 13.483Coordinates: 37°37′N 13°29′E / 37.617°N 13.483°E / 37.617; 13.483
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Agrigento (AG)
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Cacciatore
Area
 • Total 85.9 km2 (33.2 sq mi)
Elevation 730 m (2,400 ft)
Population (30 November 2016)[1]
 • Total 4,614
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Stefanesi (also Quisquinesi, Quisquinensi or Timpanisi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 92020
Dialing code 0922
Website Official website

Santo Stefano Quisquina (Sicilian: Santu Stèfanu Quisquina) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) south of Palermo and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Agrigento.

It has strong ties with Tampa, in the United States, since its immigrants supplied over 60 percent of the Italian population of the city in the late 19th and early 20th century. The town also supplied a large portion of Italian immigrants to Jacksonville, another city in Florida. [2]

Santo Stefano Quisquina stands at an altitude of 730 metres (2,400 ft) above sea level and borders the following municipalities: Alessandria della Rocca, Bivona, Cammarata, Casteltermini, Castronovo di Sicilia, San Biagio Platani.

History

The first nucleus of the present-day town probably dates back to the reign of Frederick II of Aragon (1296–1337), when it was a fief of Giovanni Caltagirone. Its successive lords were Ruggero Sinisi, Guiscardo de Agijas, the Lacarns and the Ventimiglias.

People

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Gary Ross Mormino; George E. Pozzetta (1987). The immigrant world of Ybor City: Italians and their Latin neighbors in Tampa, 1885-1985. University of Illinois Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-252-01351-5.


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