Ventimiglia di Sicilia

Ventimiglia di Sicilia (Sicilian: Calamigna) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo, located in the autonomous region of Sicily, Italy. Though "Ventimiglia di Sicilia" is its official name, in Sicilian, the city is known as Calamigna.

Ventimiglia di Sicilia
Comune di Ventimiglia di Sicilia
Coat of arms of Ventimiglia di Sicilia
Location of Ventimiglia di Sicilia
Ventimiglia di Sicilia is located in Italy
Ventimiglia di Sicilia
Ventimiglia di Sicilia
Location of Ventimiglia di Sicilia in Italy
Ventimiglia di Sicilia is located in Sicily
Ventimiglia di Sicilia
Ventimiglia di Sicilia
Ventimiglia di Sicilia (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°55′N 13°34′E / 37.917°N 13.567°E / 37.917; 13.567Coordinates: 37°55′N 13°34′E / 37.917°N 13.567°E / 37.917; 13.567
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityPalermo (PA)
Government
 • MayorAntonio Rini
Area
 • Total26 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation
540 m (1,770 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total2,193
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
DemonymVentimigliesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
90020
Dialing code091
Patron saintMaria SS. del Rosario
Saint dayFirst Sunday in October
WebsiteOfficial website

Ventimiglia was founded in the 1620s by Don Girolamo del Carretto. The town was named after his wife, Beatrice Ventimiglia. In 1863, "di Sicilia" was added to Ventimiglia, to differentiate the city from the town of Ventimiglia in Liguria. The city is neighbored by the towns Baucina, Bolognetta, Caccamo, Casteldaccia and Ciminna.

The town is also home to an advanced observatory, the Osservatorio di Ventimiglia di Sicilia "Ezio Brancato" (Ventimiglia di Sicilia Observatory) run by The Organizzazione Ricerche e Studi di Astronomia (Organization for the Research and Study of Astronomy) or ORSA, built in 2001.

There is also an emigrant community from the town in New York City. They have a plot with graves for members of the “Club di Figli Maria SS Rosario / Ventimiglia Sicula” in the “Second Calvary” section of Calvary Cemetery in Queens , New York City.

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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