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Montelepre

Panoramic view of city
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Montelepre (Zip Code 90040) is 162 km. distant from Agrigento, 171 km. from Caltanissetta, 278 km. from Catania, 190 km. from Enna, 288 km. from Messina, 29 km. from Palermo, which province it belongs to, 312 km. from Ragusa, 329 km. from Siracusa, 60 km. from Trapani.

The municipality has 6.258 inhabitants and its area is 989 hectares for a density of population of 633 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rise on an internal hilly area and is 343 metres above sea-level.

The Town Hall is in via C. di Bella n. 60, tel. ++39 91 8940111 fax. 91 8784264. E-mail address is: webmgr@mail.comune.montelepre.palermo.it.

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The most important agricultural products are grapes, cereals, olives, fruit, cheese and oil.

Montelepre has uncertain origins and perhaps it derives from Arabic Muncilebbru.

The first village developed about in 1400 when Giovanni Ventimiglia, archbishop of Montelepre made built a defensive tower. Only in the XVII century the inhabited centre developed more thanks to marquise Regalmici, the only owner of the feud.

The most beautiful monuments to visit are the Church consecrated to Maria SS. del Rosario (Maria SS. of the Rosary), the Church of St. Rosalia and the Church to the fallen and there is the town library.

In the adjacent areas to the town there are archaeological areas that testify the presence of a first inhabited centre already from the IV century B.C.