Carlentini

Carlentini (Sicilian: Carruntini) is a town and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily (Italy). It lies 45 km (28 mi) outside the provincial capital of Syracuse.

Carlentini
Comune di Carlentini
Carlentini-Panorama.JPG
Coat of arms of Carlentini
Location of Carlentini
Carlentini is located in Italy
Carlentini
Carlentini
Location of Carlentini in Italy
Carlentini is located in Sicily
Carlentini
Carlentini
Carlentini (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°17′N 15°01′E / 37.283°N 15.017°E / 37.283; 15.017Coordinates: 37°17′N 15°01′E / 37.283°N 15.017°E / 37.283; 15.017
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceSyracuse (SR)
FrazioniPedagaggi
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Basso (since 2008-06-18)
Area
 • Total157 km2 (61 sq mi)
Elevation
190 m (620 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2007)[2]
 • Total17,509
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Carlentinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
96013
Dialing code095
Patron saintSt. Lucy
Saint dayDecember 13 and 4th Sunday in August

The city's name has its origins in the neighboring town of Lentini. In 1551, Vice-King Giovanni De Vega founded a new city in honour of Emperor Carlo V, naming it in Latin Carleontini, or Leontini of Carlo. In Italian, it became Carlentini, and in the various Sicilian dialects, Carrintini or Carruntini.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.