Castelvetrano

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Castelvetrano
Comune
Città di Castelvetrano
Mother Church.
Castelvetrano is located in Italy
Castelvetrano
Castelvetrano
Location o Castelvetrano in Italy
Coordinates: 37°41′0″N 12°47′35″E / 37.68333°N 12.79306°E / 37.68333; 12.79306
Kintra Italy
Region Sicily Sicily
Province Trapani (TP)
Frazioni Triscina di Selinunte, Marinella di Selinunte
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Pompeo
Area
 • Total 206 km2 (80 sq mi)
Elevation 187 m (614 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 30,516
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Demonym Castelvetranesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 91022
Diallin code 0924
Patron saunt St. John the Baptist
Saunt day 24 Juin
Website Offeecial wabsteid

Castelvetrano (Sicilian: Castedduvitranu) is a toun an comune in the province o Trapani, Sicily, Italy. The archeological steid o Selinunte is locatit athin the territory of the comune. It wis the birthplace o Giovanni Gentile, the key philosopher o the Fascist muivement in Italy.

The toun is predominantly a fermin toun, wi the cultivation o vines an olive trees being the main focus. Woodwirkin (mainly furnitur) is an aw an important sector.

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The center o Castelvetrano consists o three linked squares an mony monuments can be foond athin these auries. The main square is Piazza Garibaldi which is adorned wi mony fine biggins includin the toun's principal kirk, the Chiesa Madre, which in its present form dates back tae the 16t century. Inside the kirk are stuccoes bi Ferraro an Giacomo Serpotta.

Near the kirk is the Municipio (toun haw) an an aw close bi is the Chiesa del Purgatorio, built in 1624–64, wi its façade filled wi statues.[1]

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