Province o Palermo

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Province o Palermo
Province
Map heichlichtin the location o the province o Palermo in Italy
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Region Sicily
Caipital(s) Palermo
Comuni 82
Government
 • Preses Francesco Musotto
Area
 • Total 4,992 km2 (1,927 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,249,533
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90010, 90010-90035, 90037-90049, 90100
Telephone prefix 091, 0921, 0924
Vehicle registration PA
ISTAT 082
Website www.provincia.palermo.it

The Province o Palermo (Italian: Provincia di Palermo; Sicilian: Pruvincia di Palermu) is a province in the autonomous region o Sicily, a major island in Soothren Italy. Its caipital is the ceety o Palermo.

History an location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Its name is derivit frae Laitin wird "Panormus".[1] Frae 1072 tae 1194 Palermo wis the caipital o the Kinrick o Sicily afore Naples became the new caipital unner the rule o the French Angevin dynasty.[1] It haes been ruled bi the Romans, Byzantines, Normans an Arabs an aw.[1] Historical accoonts recordin the existence o the province date back tae the 8t an 6t hunderyear B.C.[1] The province is surroondit b Tyrrhenian Sea in the north, Province o Trapani in the wast, the provinces o Agrigento an Caltanissetta in the sooth, Enna in the sootheast an Messina in the east. It is popular for its beaches, namely Mondello. The laund is muntainous an includes Pollina an Imera Valleys. Madonie Range is locatit in the province.[2]

Admeenistration an demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Province o Palermo haes 82 comuni (see Comunes o the Province o Palermo), 1,249,533 inhabitants, (24.9% o the Sicilian population) an is 4,992 square kilometres (1,927 sq mi) (19.4% o the Sicilian territory).[3] Some major touns o the province are Palermo, Alia, Alimena, Sclafani Bagni an Petralia Soprana. In 1840, for the purpose o admeenistration the province wis dividit intae fower destricts – Palermo, Corleone, Termini an Cefalu.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The Province of Palermo". SicilyBella. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  2. "Palermo, Sicily". ITALIA. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  3. "Some data about the province of Palermo". Sicilia. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  4. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. C. Knight. 1840. p. 158.