Lercara Friddi

Lercara Friddi is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of Palermo.

Lercara Friddi
Comune di Lercara Friddi
Coat of arms of Lercara Friddi
Location of Lercara Friddi
Lercara Friddi is located in Italy
Lercara Friddi
Lercara Friddi
Location of Lercara Friddi in Italy
Lercara Friddi is located in Sicily
Lercara Friddi
Lercara Friddi
Lercara Friddi (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°45′N 13°36′E / 37.750°N 13.600°E / 37.750; 13.600
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityPalermo (PA)
FrazioniMalpasso, Passo Putiaro
Government
 • MayorLuciano Marino
Area
 • Total37.49 km2 (14.47 sq mi)
Elevation
675 m (2,215 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2021)[2]
 • Total6,407
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lercarese(i)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
90025
Dialing code091
Patron saintHoly Mary of Constantinople
Saint day20 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Founded in 1595 by local feudataries, it is on the slopes of Madore Hill, between the valleys of Fiumetorto and Platani rivers. In the past it was an important mining centre, the only one in the province of Palermo where sulphur was excavated.

On December 25, 1893, eleven people were killed in the Lercara Friddi massacre during the Fasci Siciliani uprising after a rally of peasants and sulphur miners that asked for the abolition of taxes and better working conditions.[3]

Notable peopleEdit

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. ^ (in Italian) Natale 1893, la strage di Lercara Archived 2013-12-11 at the Wayback Machine, La Sicilia, December 31, 2010
  4. ^ B0055FI0CA

External linksEdit

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