Lercara Friddi

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Lercara Friddi
Comune di Lercara Friddi
Lercara Friddi is located in Italy
Lercara Friddi
Lercara Friddi
Location of Lercara Friddi in Italy
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Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Palermo (PA)
 • Mayor Gaetano Licata
 • Total 37.3 km2 (14.4 sq mi)
Elevation 675 m (2,215 ft)
Population (Jan. 2008)[1]
 • Total 7,099
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lercaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90025
Dialing code 091
Patron saint Holy Mary of Constantinople
Website Official website

Lercara Friddi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of Palermo.

Founded in 1595 by local feudataries, it is on the slopes of Madore Hill, between the valleys of Fiumetorto and Platani rivers. In the past it was an important mining centre, the only one in the province of Palermo where sulphur was excavated.

On December 25, 1893, eleven people were killed in the Lercara Friddi massacre during the Fasci Siciliani uprising after a rally of peasants and sulphur miners that asked for the abolition of taxes and better working conditions.[2]

Notable people


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. (Italian) Natale 1893, la strage di Lercara, La Sicilia, December 31, 2010
  3. B0055FI0CA

External links

GRANDMA BELLINO'S COOKBOOK by Daniel Bellin Z .. http://www.amazon.com/Grandma-Bellinos-Italian-Cookbook-Grandmother-ebook/dp/B0128Z1BFM