Sciara, Sicily

Sciara is a comune (municipality) near the Metropolitan City of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Palermo. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,788 and an area of 31.2 square kilometres (12.0 sq mi).[3]

Comune di Sciara
Sciara panorama.jpg
Location of Sciara
Sciara is located in Italy
Location of Sciara in Italy
Sciara is located in Sicily
Sciara (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°55′N 13°46′E / 37.917°N 13.767°E / 37.917; 13.767Coordinates: 37°55′N 13°46′E / 37.917°N 13.767°E / 37.917; 13.767
Metropolitan cityPalermo (PA)
 • Total31.2 km2 (12.0 sq mi)
 (Dec. 2004)[2]
 • Total2,788
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code091

Sciara borders the following municipalities: Aliminusa, Caccamo, Cerda, Termini Imerese.

Sciara is a small farming town. The main crops are tomatoes, artichokes and olives. Many houses are empty because of emigration to the north of Italy, Germany and the United States during the 1970s, 1980s, etc., due to poor economic conditions. Many emigrants still own their land and houses in Sciara and are proud of their town.


Sciara was founded in 1671 by Prince Filippo Notarbartolo, under formal authorization by royal decree of Charles II of Spain issued on 13 November 1671. Sciara was one of the over 30 fiefdoms owned by the House of Notarbartolo.

In 1860 the feudal system collapsed: peasants from Sciara chased away the gabellotti, occupied the land and distributed it among themselves.

Demographic evolutionEdit


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.