Bisacquino

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Bisacquino
Comune di Bisacquino
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Bisacquino is locatit in Italy
Bisacquino
Bisacquino
Location o Bisacquino in Italy
Coordinates: 37°42′N 13°15′E / 37.700°N 13.250°E / 37.700; 13.250Coordinates: 37°42′N 13°15′E / 37.700°N 13.250°E / 37.700; 13.250
KintraItaly
RegionSicily
ProvincePalermo (PA)
Area
 • Total64 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation
744 m (2,441 ft)
Population
 (December 31, 2004)
 • Total5,119
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bisacquinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
90032
Dialin code091
Patron sauntSanta Rosalia
Saunt daySeptember 4
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Bisacquino (Sicilian: Busacchinu) is a toun an comune in the Province o Palermo in Sicily, Italy. It is locatit 82 kilometre (51 mi) frae Agrigento an haes approximately 5,215 inhabitants.[1] The smaw toun rises on a inner hill zone an is 663 metre (2,175 ft) abuin sea-level. The economy is based on agricultur an products are sauld in abundance in the main toun includin cereals, olives, vegetables, almonds, hazel nuts an wine-grapes. Sheep breedin is active in Bisacquino an aw.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Bisacquino derives frae a Arabic ferm hoose "Busackuin" meanin "rich in watters".[1] In the 12t hunderyear it wis awned bi local lairds till 1778 when it became a property o the airchbishop frae Monreale. The Sanctuar o the Madonna o the Balzo near Munt Triona wis erectit in 1678.[1] The main kirk is the Cathedral Kirk o Bisacquino which is dedicatit tae John the Baptist. It wis biggit in 1713.[1]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Bisacquino". Sicilia.indettaglio.it. Retrieved 23 September 2009.