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Raffadali (Agrigento Province) is 16 km. from Agrigento, alt. 420 m., on the watershed between the Rivers Delle Canne and Akragas, area 22.2 sq. km., pop. over 14,200, post-code 92015, tel. 0922. Agricultural economy: wheat, broad beans, carobs, pistachio nuts, almonds grapes.

The name of the town, from the Arabic "Rahl-Fadil", shows the existance of a hamlet at the time of the Arab domination.

In the days of Count Roger, the hamlet and surrounding territory became a fief of Girolamo Montaperto, whose descendants kept it until feudalism was abolished.

The present-day town was founded by Pietro Montaperto in 1507. The winding streets of the town confirm its Arab origins.

Churches (Agrigento Diocese) include the following:
Santa Oliva (Chiesa Madre)
Beato Giacinto Giordano Anzalone
B.M.V. del SS. Rosario
S. Gemma Galgani
S. Oliva
San Antonio di Padova

Links to other sites about Raffadali 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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