Caltavuturo

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Caltavuturo
Comune di Caltavuturo
Coat o airms o Caltavuturo
Coat o airms
Caltavuturo is locatit in Italy
Caltavuturo
Caltavuturo
Location o Caltavuturo in Italy
Coordinates: 37°49′N 13°53′E / 37.817°N 13.883°E / 37.817; 13.883Coordinates: 37°49′N 13°53′E / 37.817°N 13.883°E / 37.817; 13.883
KintraItaly
RegionSicily
ProvincePalermo (PA)
Govrenment
 • MayorDomenico Giannopolo (since 14 Juin 2004)
Area
 • Total97.2 km2 (37.5 sq mi)
Elevation
635 m (2,083 ft)
Population
 (2004)
 • Tot4,440
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Caltavuturesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
90022
Dialin code0921
Patron sauntMaria Santissima del Soccorso
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

Caltavuturo (Sicilian: Caltavuturu) is a toun an comune in the Province o Palermo, Sicily, Italy. The neebourin comunes are Polizzi Generosa, Scillato an Sclafani Bagni.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae mony scholars, the name an oreegin o the toun are tracit back tae Arab rule (the name derives frae the Arabic wird Qal'at Abi l-Thawr, "stranghauld o Abu Thawr"), namit efter a Muslim leader that controlled the aurie. Ithers insteid maintain that the name derives frae the Arabic wird "kala" (rock) an the Sicilian "vuturu" (vultur) so goin tae tak the meanin o "Rock o vulturs."

The toun wis the steid o the so-cried Caltavuturo massacre on 20 Januar 1893, when local authorities killed 13 an woondit 21 peasants that haed occupee'd communal laund that they claimit wis theirs.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. (in Italian) L’eccidio di «San Sebastiano», La Sicilia, 8 February 2009