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Racalmuto (Sicilian: Racalmutu, from the Arabic "rahal-maut", "village in ruins") is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian Autonomous Region of Sicily, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northeast of Agrigento.

Racalmuto
Comune di Racalmuto
Leonardo Sciascia's dedication to Racalmuto.
Leonardo Sciascia's dedication to Racalmuto.
Coat of arms of Racalmuto
Coat of arms
Location of Racalmuto
Racalmuto is located in Italy
Racalmuto
Racalmuto
Location of Racalmuto in Italy
Racalmuto is located in Sicily
Racalmuto
Racalmuto
Racalmuto (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°24′N 13°44′E / 37.400°N 13.733°E / 37.400; 13.733
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceAgrigento (AG)
Government
 • MayorEmilio Messana
Area
 • Total68.1 km2 (26.3 sq mi)
Elevation
455 m (1,493 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total8,155
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Racalmutesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
92020
Dialing code0922
WebsiteOfficial website

Racalmuto is the setting of Angelo F. Coniglio's historical fiction novella The Lady of the Wheel.[4]

Racalmuto borders the following municipalities: Bompensiere, Canicattì, Castrofilippo, Favara, Grotte, Milena, Montedoro.

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Notable peopleEdit

Racalmuto was the birthplace and lifelong home of author Leonardo Sciascia (1921–89)

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Twin townsEdit

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Cipolla, Gaetano. "The Lady of the Wheel (La Ruotaia)". Legas.
  5. ^ "Hamilton Ontario Sister Cities". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
  6. ^ La Fratellanza Racalmutese festeggia 75 anni

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