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Manfria is an Italian village and the only civil parish (frazione) of the municipality of Gela, in the Province of Caltanissetta, Sicily. In 2001 its population was 387.

Manfria
View of Manfria beach with the coastal tower
View of Manfria beach with the coastal tower
Manfria is located in Italy
Manfria
Manfria
Location of Manfria in Italy
Coordinates: 37°06′00″N 14°08′20″E / 37.10000°N 14.13889°E / 37.10000; 14.13889Coordinates: 37°06′00″N 14°08′20″E / 37.10000°N 14.13889°E / 37.10000; 14.13889
Country Italy
Region Sicily
ProvinceCaltanissetta (CL)
ComuneGela
Elevation
19 m (62 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total387
Demonym(s)Manfrinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
93012
Dialing code0933
WebsiteWebsite about Manfria

HistoryEdit

Around 340 BC, in Sicilian pottery, one of the 3 groups of workshops specialized in red-figure style was named "Lentini-Manfria Group" and was active in Syracuse and Gela.

Manfria, named after the homonym medieval coastal tower, grew in the second half of the 20th Century. It received the official status of frazione after a municipal law of 24 January 2006.

GeographyEdit

Manfria is a sea resort located on the Mediterranean coast, 12 km-far from Gela[1] and 27 from Licata. It is composed by two inhabited areas, Manfria (western area) and Lido Manfria, in the east. The village is separated from Marina di Butera, a frazione of Butera, by the course of the river Comunelli.

Tower of ManfriaEdit

The Tower of Manfria (Torre di Manfria, also named "Sferracavallo") is located upon a hill between the western area and Lido. It was part of a net of Sicilian coastal towers, built following the project of the Florentine architect Camillo Camilliani.[2]

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External linksEdit

  Media related to Manfria at Wikimedia Commons