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
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Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Catania (CT)
Frazioni Piano Tavola
Area
 • Total 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation 445 m (1,460 ft)
Population (Dec. 2010)
 • Total 4,464
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Camporotondesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95040
Dialing code 095
Website official website

Camporotondo Etneo (Sicilian: Campurutunnu Etneu) is a comune (municipality) in the Province 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. As of 31 December 2010, it had a population of 4,464 and an area of 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi).[1]

History

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.

Geography

The municipality of Camporotondo Etneo contains the frazione (subdivision) Piano Tavola.

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

Demographic evolution

References

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