Partinico (Sicilian: Partinicu, Ancient Greek: Parthenikòn) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy. It is 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Palermo and 71 kilometres (44 mi) from Trapani.

Partinico
Comune di Partinico
Location of Partinico
Partinico is located in Italy
Partinico
Partinico
Location of Partinico in Italy
Partinico is located in Sicily
Partinico
Partinico
Partinico (Sicily)
Coordinates: 38°02′42″N 13°07′15″E / 38.04500°N 13.12083°E / 38.04500; 13.12083Coordinates: 38°02′42″N 13°07′15″E / 38.04500°N 13.12083°E / 38.04500; 13.12083
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityPalermo (PA)
FrazioniParrini
Government
 • MayorMaurizio Agnese (Special commissioner)
Area
 • Total108.06 km2 (41.72 sq mi)
Elevation
175 m (574 ft)
Population
 (1-1-2017)[2]
 • Total31,847
 • Density290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Partinicese(i) or Partinicota(i)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
90047
Dialing code091
Patron saintSt. Leonard of Noblac
Saint dayNovember 6
WebsiteOfficial website

Main sightsEdit

  • Church of San Giuseppe, housing 17th-century paintings.
  • Neo-Classicist Chiosco della Musica.
  • Baroque fountain.
  • Real Cantina Borbonica.

Notable people and placesEdit

The father of American musician Frank Zappa was born in Partinico. The street Via Zammatà where the Zappa family once lived, was later renamed to Via Frank Zappa. In 2015 Zappa's son Dweezil released an album titled Via Zammata'.[3][4]

The Italian prime minister Vittorio Emanuele Orlando represented Partinico in the Italian Parliament from 1897 until 1925.

The local, family-run, anti-Mafia television station Telejato is based in the town.

 
Partinico in the center of the photo with Borgetto in the foreground

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Marin, Marc; Zappa, Dweezil (10 March 2016). "Dweezil Zappa interview, WTF with Marc Maron, Episode 688". WTF. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  4. ^ Zappa, Dweezil. "Via Zammata'". Retrieved 21 November 2017.

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