Barrafranca

Barrafranca (Latin: Convicinum, Calloniana[3]) is a comune and city in Sicily, southern Italy in the Province of Enna.

Barrafranca
Comune di Barrafranca
Chiesa Madre Barrafranca.jpg
Location of Barrafranca
Barrafranca is located in Italy
Barrafranca
Barrafranca
Location of Barrafranca in Italy
Barrafranca is located in Sicily
Barrafranca
Barrafranca
Barrafranca (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°22′N 14°12′E / 37.367°N 14.200°E / 37.367; 14.200Coordinates: 37°22′N 14°12′E / 37.367°N 14.200°E / 37.367; 14.200
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceEnna (EN)
Government
 • MayorFabio Accardi
Area
 • Total53.64 km2 (20.71 sq mi)
Elevation
450 m (1,480 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[2]
 • Total12,969
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Barresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
94012
Dialing code0934
Patron saintSaint Alexander I
Saint dayMay 3
WebsiteOfficial website

A Roman fortification known as Calloniana, in 1529 it took the current name from the local Barresi family.

Sights include the Cathedral (18th century, in late Sicilian Baroque style ) with a painting attributed to Filippo Paladino, and the St. Benedict's Monastery, another example of late Baroque architecture. The church of Santa Maria dell'Itria houses an Annunciation by Mattia Preti.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Welcome to Sicily Bella - About the province of Enna