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Sant'Agata di Militello
Sant'Agata di Militello (Zip Code 98076) is 213 km. distant from Agrigento, 167 km. from Caltanissetta, 123 km. from Catania, 126 km. from Enna, 120 km. from Messina, which province it belongs to, 139 km. from Palermo, 227 km. from Ragusa, 181 km. from Siracusa, 238 km. from Trapani.
The municipality has 12.856 inhabitants and an area of 3.352 hectares for a population density of 384 inhabitants per square kilometre.
It rises on a hilly area along the coast and is 23 metres above sea-level.
The Town Hall is placed in via Medici n. 249, tel. ++39 0941-701992 fax. +39 0941-701000.
Products mostly cultivated are citrus fruit, oil, corn, fruit. Breedings present are cattle, pig, horse and sheep ones. Typical handicrafts are embroideries and wrought iron.
The name of the town derives from a church dedicated to St. Agata and from Meleto which means "apple orchard".
The town in its structure was going to form round a control tower near sea.
Some princes has had its dominion: prince of Trabia, prince Lanza of Scalea and prince of Militello up to 1820 when it was part of the district of Militello Rosmarino.
The most interesting monuments are the XVIIIth-century belonged to princes of Trabia and Lanza of Scalea; the Church of Carmelo with a particular bell gable and the tower of the clock and the Cathedral Church with valuable statues made by Bagnasco (XVIII-XIX centuries).
Of particular importance is the Ethno-anthropological Museum of Nebrodi placed into Gentile Palace. It offers a view about women's life and work, peasants' work, and about folklore and religious feeling.
A local tale tells about wonderful women who in the night wonder around the town and bewitch with their beauty men who they meet with.