Lascari (Sicilian: Làschiri) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Palermo. As of 30 November 2016, it had a population of 3,602 and an area of 10.4 square kilometres (4.0 sq mi).[3]

Lascari
Comune di Lascari
Location of Lascari
Lascari is located in Italy
Lascari
Lascari
Location of Lascari in Italy
Lascari is located in Sicily
Lascari
Lascari
Lascari (Sicily)
Coordinates: 38°0′N 13°56′E / 38.000°N 13.933°E / 38.000; 13.933Coordinates: 38°0′N 13°56′E / 38.000°N 13.933°E / 38.000; 13.933
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityPalermo (PA)
Area
 • Total10.4 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)[2]
 • Total3,635
 • Density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lascaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
90010
Dialing code0921
WebsiteOfficial website

Lascari borders the following municipalities: Campofelice di Roccella, Cefalù, Collesano, Gratteri.

Demographic evolutionEdit

HistoryEdit

Lascari is not a very old village. In 1693 a group of peasants moved from Gratteri in the mountains, to a zone near the sea. They began to build houses around an existing bell tower. Baron Gaetano Ventimiglia gave the new hamlet the name of Lascari, in honor of his descent from the strain of Lascari's emperors of Constantinople. In 1840 Lascari became independent from Gratteri and in 1890 the right to a territory was granted but only in 1924 the town obtained it. Today the territory is about 10.4 square kilometres (4.0 sq mi) with a population of 3,500. Lascari is located 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Palermo, the capital city of Sicily. During these last years a lot of detached or semi-detached houses have been built near the beaches, so in the summer a lot of holiday-makers come here from Palermo or other towns in the centre of Sicily. The town hall is in "Aldo Moro" square.

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

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