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Castiglione di Sicilia (Sicilian: Castigghiuni di Sicilia) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Catania in Sicily, southern Italy.

Castiglione di Sicilia
Comune di Castiglione di Sicilia
Piazza Lauria
Piazza Lauria
Location of Castiglione di Sicilia
Castiglione di Sicilia is located in Italy
Castiglione di Sicilia
Castiglione di Sicilia
Location of Castiglione di Sicilia in Italy
Castiglione di Sicilia is located in Sicily
Castiglione di Sicilia
Castiglione di Sicilia
Castiglione di Sicilia (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°53′N 15°7′E / 37.883°N 15.117°E / 37.883; 15.117Coordinates: 37°53′N 15°7′E / 37.883°N 15.117°E / 37.883; 15.117
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityCatania (CT)
FrazioniGravà, Mitogio, Passopisciaro, Rovittello, Solicchiata, Verzella, Castrorai
Government
 • MayorAntonio Camarda
Area
 • Total118.9 km2 (45.9 sq mi)
Elevation
621 m (2,037 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,129
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castiglionesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
95012
Dialing code0942
Patron saintMadonna of the Chain.
Saint dayFirst Sunday in May
WebsiteOfficial website

Castiglione di Sicilia lies about 160 kilometres (99 mi) east of Palermo and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Catania. It borders the following municipalities: Adrano, Belpasso, Biancavilla, Bronte, Calatabiano, Francavilla di Sicilia, Gaggi, Graniti, Linguaglossa, Maletto, Malvagna, Mojo Alcantara, Motta Camastra, Nicolosi, Piedimonte Etneo, Randazzo, Roccella Valdemone, Sant'Alfio, Taormina, Zafferana Etnea.

PassopisciaroEdit

Passopisciaro is a frazione of Castiglione di Sicilia situated 12 kilometres (7 mi) from Castiglione di Sicilia, at 645 metres (2,116 ft) above sea level on the northern slopes of Mt. Etna. Nowadays Passopisciaro has a population of about 500 but in years gone by the population was as high as 1,500 people. The village can be reached by taking the SS120 Roman road from Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, or by the Circumetnea Railway. Passopisciaro's main industry is wine making, vineyards can be found scattered throughout the entire region.

Twin townsEdit

Castiglione di Sicilia is twinned with:

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.