Camporotondo Etneo

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Camporotondo Etneo
Comune
Comune di Camporotondo Etneo
The territory of Camporotondo Etneo within the Province of Catania
The territory of Camporotondo Etneo within the Province of Catania
Camporotondo Etneo is located in Italy
Camporotondo Etneo
Camporotondo Etneo
Location of Camporotondo Etneo in Italy
Coordinates: 37°34′N 15°0′E / 37.567°N 15.000°E / 37.567; 15.000Coordinates: 37°34′N 15°0′E / 37.567°N 15.000°E / 37.567; 15.000
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Metropolitan city Catania (CT)
Frazioni Piano Tavola
Government
 • Mayor Filippo Privitera
Area
 • Total 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation 445 m (1,460 ft)
Population (30 November 2016)[1]
 • Total 5,052
 • Density 790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Camporotondesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95040
Dialing code 095
Patron saint St. Anthony Abbot
Saint day 17 January
Website official website

Camporotondo Etneo (Sicilian: Campurutunnu Etneu) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 160 km (99 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 8 km (5 mi) northwest of Catania.

Camporotondo Etneo borders the following municipalities: Belpasso, Misterbianco, Motta Sant'Anastasia, San Pietro Clarenza.

History[edit]

The historical origins of the comune of Camporotondo Etneo go back to the 17th century when the marquise Diego Reitano obtained its property from Antonio Reitano. At that time the name of the town was not Camporotondo Etneo but Camporeale. Reitano was married with Teresa Mauroli, a noblewoman originary from Messina. In 1730, Camporotondo was a marquisate and, in 1733, Reitano became senator of Messina. In the 17th century, the high number of eruptions deeply altered the morphology of the land surrounding Camporeale leading to the decision to change the town name into Camporotondo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.