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Delia (Caltanissetta Province) is 24 km from Caltanissetta, alt. 420 m, on the slopes of Mt. Commune, near the river of the same name (also known as Gibbesi), area 12.3 sq km, pop. 4,668, post-code 93010, tel. 0922. Economy: agriculture (cereals, almonds, olives) and the processing of agricultural produce.

Founded in 1622 by Guiseppe Lucchesi, it later belonged to the Ortolanis and Gravinas, with the title of Marquisate.

Its development was promoted by the nearby sulphur mines, now inactive.

Churches (Caltanissetta Diocese) include the following:
Maria SS. di Loreto (Chiesa Madre; 17th century)
Maria SS. dell'Itria

Links to other sites about Delia 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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