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Comune di Borgetto
Borgetto is locatit in Italy
Location o Borgetto in Italy
Coordinates: 38°3′N 13°9′E / 38.050°N 13.150°E / 38.050; 13.150Coordinates: 38°3′N 13°9′E / 38.050°N 13.150°E / 38.050; 13.150
Kintra Italy
Region Sicily
Province Palermo (PA)
 • Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 290 m (950 ft)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Tot 7,394
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Borgettani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90042
Dialin code 091
ISTAT code 082013
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Borgetto (Sicilian: Lu Burgettu) is a smaw muntain Italian toun o the province o Palermo in Sicily. As o 2012 Borgetto haed a estimatit population o 7,394.[2] The town overlooks the northern coastline of Sicily.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The oreegins o Borgetto are disputit. The twa lairgely acceptit theories are that Borgetto wis set up as vantage point ower the Mediterranean Sea bi the Arab invaders. Thus, comes the ruit o Borgetto, Burj, which translates tae touer in Arabic. Borgetto is the combination o Burj (touer) an -etto (a suffix meanin smaw in Italian).

The ither theory is that Borgetto wis set up bi the Greeks as Greek ruins are commonplace throuoot Sicily. This theory, housomeivver, is based on theory as opposed tae fact.

Borgetto (foreground) an Partinico (middle o photo)

Sources[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. "The World Gazetteer". Retrieved 2007-02-24.