Francofonte (Sicilian: Francufonti) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, southern Italy, located about 170 kilometres (110 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Syracuse.

Francofonte
Comune di Francofonte
Francofonte panorama.JPG
Coat of arms of Francofonte
Location of Francofonte
Francofonte is located in Italy
Francofonte
Francofonte
Location of Francofonte in Italy
Francofonte is located in Sicily
Francofonte
Francofonte
Francofonte (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°14′N 14°53′E / 37.233°N 14.883°E / 37.233; 14.883Coordinates: 37°14′N 14°53′E / 37.233°N 14.883°E / 37.233; 14.883
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceSyracuse (SR)
Government
 • MayorDaniele Nunzio Lentini
Area
 • Total74.2 km2 (28.6 sq mi)
Elevation
281 m (922 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017[2])[3]
 • Total12,669
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
DemonymFrancofontesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
96015
Dialing code095
Patron saintMadonna della Neve
Saint day5 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Francofonte borders the following municipalities: Buccheri, Carlentini, Lentini, Militello in Val di Catania, Scordia, Vizzini.

The Patron Saint of the town is the Madonna della Neve on August the 5th. The largest church is the chiesa madre Sant'Antonio Abate.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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