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Borgetto
Comune di Borgetto
Borgetto is locatit in Italy
Borgetto
Borgetto
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
KintraItaly
RegionSicily
ProvincePalermo (PA)
Area
 • Total25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation
290 m (950 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Tot7,394
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Borgettani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
90042
Dialin code091
ISTAT code082013
WabsteidOffeecial 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.