Lercara Friddi

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Lercara Friddi
Comune
Comune di Lercara Friddi
Coat of arms of Lercara Friddi
Coat of arms
Lercara Friddi is located in Italy
Lercara Friddi
Lercara Friddi
Location of Lercara Friddi in Italy
Coordinates: 37°45′N 13°36′E / 37.750°N 13.600°E / 37.750; 13.600
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvincePalermo (PA)
Government
 • MayorGaetano Licata
Area
 • Total37.3 km2 (14.4 sq mi)
Elevation675 m (2,215 ft)
Population (Jan. 2008)[1]
 • Total7,099
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
DemonymLercaresi
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code90025
Dialing code091
Patron saintHoly Mary of Constantinople
WebsiteOfficial website
 
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Lercara Friddi
Comune
Comune di Lercara Friddi
Coat of arms of Lercara Friddi
Coat of arms
Lercara Friddi is located in Italy
Lercara Friddi
Lercara Friddi
Location of Lercara Friddi in Italy
Coordinates: 37°45′N 13°36′E / 37.750°N 13.600°E / 37.750; 13.600
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvincePalermo (PA)
Government
 • MayorGaetano Licata
Area
 • Total37.3 km2 (14.4 sq mi)
Elevation675 m (2,215 ft)
Population (Jan. 2008)[1]
 • Total7,099
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
DemonymLercaresi
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code90025
Dialing code091
Patron saintHoly Mary of Constantinople
WebsiteOfficial website

Lercara Friddi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of Palermo.

Founded in 1595 by local feudataries, it is on the slopes of Madore Hill, between the valleys of Fiumetorto and Platani rivers. In the past it was an important mining centre, the only one in the province of Palermo where sulphur was excavated.

On December 25, 1893, eleven people were killed in the Lercara Friddi massacre during the Fasci Siciliani uprising after a rally of peasants and sulphur miners that asked for the abolition of taxes and better working conditions.[2]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ (Italian) Natale 1893, la strage di Lercara, La Sicilia, December 31, 2010

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