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Limina

Limina
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Limina (Zip Code 98030) is 256 km. distant from Agrigento, 189 km. from Caltanissetta, 64 km. from Catania, 161 km. from Enna, 49 km. from Messina, which province it belongs to, 291 km. from Palermo, 168 km. from Ragusa, 119 km. from Siracusa, 387 km. from Trapani.

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Church of Limina

The municipality has 1.088 inhabitants and an area of 981 hectares for a population density of 111 inhabitants per square kilometre.

It rises on a mountainous inland area and is 501 metres above sea-level.

The Town Hall is placed in piazza Monaco, tel. ++39 0942-726055 fax. ++39 0942-726023.

The main economic activity is agriculture. Products mostly cultivated are corn, olives, chestnuts, hazel-nuts, almonds.

According to etymological studies the name "Limina" derives from Latin Lìmina, and refers to the borderland.

In the course of the centuries the village has belonged to different feudal families among which Balsamos in 1415 and Crisafis.

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Church of passo Murazzo

The feud has been contested to the latter by Tommaso Girofalco who became Baron of Limina in 1453.

In 1599 Balsamos were again its lords with marquise Pietro Balsamo and then it passed into Bonanno family.

The most interesting works are "Venti Murales", (Twenty Murals), such sort of painting on walls. They were painted on the walls of some buildings in 1985 by ten painters from Limina.