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Cianciana (Agrigento Province) is 46 km. from Agrigento, alt. 390 m., midway along the valley of the Platani, area 37.7 sq. km., pop. over 5,000, post-code 92012, tel. 0922. Economy: agriculture (wheat, cereals, almonds, grapes); industry (marble, potassium salts, rock salt).

Founded, with "Licentia populandi", in 1640, by the Ioppolo family. Its original name was Sant'Antonio di Cianciana and from the 18th century it was a fief of the Bonanno family. The town spread considerably in the 19th century, after the discovery of sulpher at Grotticelle and Falconara.

Of interest is the Palazzo Toffolo (17th century) on Corso via Emanuele.

Churches (Agrigento Diocese) include the following:
Maria SS. del Monte Carmelo (Chiesa Madre, 17th century)
Chiesa del Purgatorio (17th century, historic)
San Antonio (SS. Trinita)

Links to other sites about Cianciana include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Sicilian Net

My latest book on CD is titled Sicily - A Reference for Researchers and is now available. With a file for each town (plus many other files), it relates the history of Sicily as reflected in the photos, records and festivals of its towns. It contains over 2500 text and photo files and can be ordered at CD order.

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