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San Giovanni Gemini (Agrigento Province) is 57 km. from Agrigento, alt. 670 m., in the highest part of the Sicani mountains, on the northeastern slopes of Mount Cammarata, also known as Monte Gemini, area 26.3 sq. km., pop. over 8500, post-code 92020, tel. 0922. Economy: agriculture (citrus fruit, cereals, broad beans); buildings and stone, sand and rock salt mining.

The town was founded in 1451 by Federico I Abatellis, Count of Cammarata, in the neighborhood of an ancient chapel dedicated to San Giovanni. This was the name of the town until 1879, when the specification Gemini was added, referring to the twin peaks of Monte Cammarata.

Churches (Agrigento Diocese) include the following:
San Giovanni Battista (Chiesa Madre, 16th century)
B.M.V. di Fatima
Chiesa della Madonna del Carmine (16th century, historic)

Families researched in these records include the following:
lo Tempio

Links to other sites about San Giovanni Gemini include:
San Giovanni Gemini
Italian Wikipedia
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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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