Salaparuta

Salaparuta is a toun an comune in soothwastren Sicily, Italy, in the valley o the Belice river, admeenistratively pairt o the province o Trapani. It haed 1,781 indwallers as o 2007.

Salaparuta
Comune di Salaparuta
Salaparuta is located in Italy
Salaparuta
Salaparuta
Location o Salaparuta in Italy
Coordinates: 37°45′N 13°0′E / 37.750°N 13.000°E / 37.750; 13.000
KintraItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceTrapani (TP)
Govrenment
 • MayorRosario Drago (syne 14 Juin 2004)
Area
 • Total41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Elevation
171 m (561 ft)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total1,781
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Salitani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
91020
Dialin code0924
Patron sauntSt. Joseph
Saunt day19 March

In 1968 the oreeginal steid o the toun wis near epicentre o the Belice earthquake.[1] As a result, Salaparuta wis completely destroyed an rebuilt no far frae the oreeginal location. The current Salaparuta is still hame tae mony o the citizens o the auld toun.

Salaparuta is popularly kent for its Salaparuta DOC wine production, the main income soorce for the toun an aw.

ReferencesEedit

  1. The Day the Earth Shook Archived 2012-09-02 at the Wayback Machine, Time Magazine, January 26, 1968