Milena, Sicily

Milena (Sicilian: Milocca) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caltanissetta in the Italian region Sicily, located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) southeast of Palermo and about 30 kilometres (19 miles) west of Caltanissetta.

Milena
Comune di Milena
Location of Milena
Milena is located in Italy
Milena
Milena
Location of Milena in Italy
Milena is located in Sicily
Milena
Milena
Milena (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°28′N 13°44′E / 37.467°N 13.733°E / 37.467; 13.733Coordinates: 37°28′N 13°44′E / 37.467°N 13.733°E / 37.467; 13.733
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceCaltanissetta (CL)
Government
 • MayorClaudio Cipolla
Area
 • Total24.5 km2 (9.5 sq mi)
Elevation
423 m (1,388 ft)
Population
 (31 July 2021)[2]
 • Total2 775
DemonymMilenesi ("Milucchisi" in local dialect)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
93010
Patron saintSaint Joseph
Saint dayMarch 19
WebsiteOfficial website

Formerly known as Milocca, it was the subject of a book, Milocca: A Sicilian Village by Charlotte Gower Chapman, who in 1935 detailed everyday life in the small rural Sicilian town, one of the earliest cultural anthropology studies of a semi-literate people.

Its name is a form of homage to the Queen Milena of Montenegro, the mother of the Queen Elena, wife of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.

International relationsEdit

Milena is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ Demographics data from ISTAT

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