Milena, Sicily

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Milena
Comune
Comune di Milena
Milena is located in Italy
Milena
Milena
Location of Milena in Italy
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Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Caltanissetta (CL)
Area
 • Total 24.5 km2 (9.5 sq mi)
Elevation 423 m (1,388 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 3,376
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Milenesi ("Milucchisi" in local dialect)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 93010
Dialing code 0934
Website Official website

Milena (Sicilian: Milocca) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caltanissetta in the Italian region Sicily, located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) southeast of Palermo and about 30 kilometres (19 miles) west of Caltanissetta. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,376 and an area of 24.5 square kilometres (9.5 sq mi).[1]

Formerly known as Milocca, it was the subject of a critically acclaimed book, Milocca: A Sicilian Village by Charlotte Gower Chapman, who in 1935 detailed everyday life in the small rural Sicilian town, one of the earliest cultural anthropology studies of a semi-literate people.

Milena borders the following municipalities: Bompensiere, Campofranco, Grotte, Racalmuto, Sutera.

Toponym

Its name (1933) is a form of homage to the Queen Milena of Montenegro, the mother of the Queen Elena, wife of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Milena is twinned with:

Demographic evolution

References

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

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