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Comune di Bisacquino
Bisacquino is located in Italy
Location of 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
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan ceety Palermo (PA)
 • Tot 64 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation 744 m (2,441 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Tot 5,119
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bisacquinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90032
Dialin code 091
Patron saint Santa Rosalia
Saint day September 4
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Bisacquino (Sicilian: Busacchinu) is a toun an comune in the Province o Palermo in Sicily, Italy. It is locatit 82 kilometres (51 mi) frae Agrigento an haes approximately 5,215 inhabitants.[1] The smaw toun rises on a inner hill zone an is 663 metres (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 built in 1713.[1]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Bisacquino". Retrieved September 23, 2009.