Mineo (Sicilian: Minìu, Greek: Menaion and Μεναί, Latin: Menaeum and Menaenum) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania, part of Sicily. It lies 64 kilometres (40 mi) southwest of Catania, 56 kilometres (35 mi) from Ragusa, 54 kilometres (34 mi) from Gela, and 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Caltagirone. It has approximately 5,600 inhabitants. It serves as the center of the cult of Saint Agrippina of Mineo and the church Church of Sant’ Agrippina.
|Comune di Mineo|
|Metropolitan city||Catania (CT)|
|Frazioni||Borgo Pietro Lupo|
|• Mayor||Anna Aloisi|
|• Total||244 km2 (94 sq mi)|
|Elevation||511 m (1,677 ft)|
(1 January 2015)
|• Density||21/km2 (55/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Menenini or (dialect) Minioli|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Agrippina of Mineo|
|Saint day||Last two Sundays in August|
It is also a site of interest since Luigi Capuana, one of Italy's most famous writers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, hailed from Mineo and was at one time the town's mayor. Mineo now houses a small library and museum dedicated to Capuana.
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- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica, §M444.12
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. .
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