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Santa Elisabetta (Agrigento Province) is 21 km. from Agrigento, alt. 457 m., in the hilly region between the Rivers Platani and Salso, area 16.2 sq. km., pop. over 3300, post-code 92020, tel. 0922. Economy: agriculture (wheat, chick-peas, broad beans, almonds, tomatos, grapes); animal farming, building industry.
Founded in 1620 by Nicola Giuseppe Montaperto, it became a fief of the Bonanno family at the end of the 17th century, and then of the Lanzas.
It became an autonomous comune in 1955, when it ceased to be part of Aragona.
In Piazza San Carlo, colored ceramic panels show the production of bread. Behind the town, on Keli Hill, Sican tombs can be seen.
Churches (Agrigento Diocese) include the following:
Santo Stefano Protomartire (Chiesa Madre)
Links to other sites about Santa Elisabetta include:
Italian Postal Codes
My latest book on CD is titled Sicily - A Reference for Researchers and is now available. With a file for each town (plus many other files), it relates the history of Sicily as reflected in the photos, records and festivals of its towns. It contains over 2500 text and photo files and can be ordered at CD order.
© Kathy Kirkpatrick 1997-2008
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