|The province of Messina
Motta d'Affermo (Zip Code 98070) is 186 km. distant from Agrigento, 127 km. from Caltanissetta, 147 km. from Catania, 87 km. from Enna, 170 km. from Messina, which province it belongs to, 126 km. from Palermo, 232 km. from Ragusa, 205 km. from Siracusa, 225 km. from Trapani.
The municipality has 1.054 inhabitants and an area of 1.461 hectares for a population density of 72 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises along the coast on a hilly area and is 660 metres above sea-level.
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The Town Hall is placed in via Roma n. 2, tel. ++39 0921-336086 fax. ++39 0921-336086.
Motta d'Affermo is prevalently an agricultural centre. Products mostly cultivated are cereals, olives, walnuts, hazel-nuts, preackly pears.
Its original name was Sparto during Aragonese domination. It was derived from the homonymous plan Ligeum Spartum spread in the area and later changed into the current name.
The feud has been founded in the Medieval period and has been possession of different lords among them there are Albamontes, Vincenzo Bonaiuto in 1557 and Castellis in 1623 and under these it assumed the title of marquisate.
The most interesting monuments are the Cathedral Church which keeps a valuable painting by Antonio Mercurio (II half of XVIII century) and the church of St. Rocco.