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Roccamena

The Church of Roccamena
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Roccamena (Zip Code 90040) is 114 km. distant from Agrigento, 158 km. from Caltanissetta, 274 km. from Catania, 177 km. from Enna, 324 km. from Messina, 63 km. from Palermo, which province it belongs to, 287 km. from Ragusa, 349 km. from Siracusa, 74 km. from Trapani.

The municipality has 2.011 inhabitants and an area of 3.332 hectares for a density of population of 60 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises on an internal hilly area and is 450 metres above sea-level.

The Town Hall is placed in via Umberto , tel. ++39 091-8465026 fax. ++39 091-8465026.

In the agricultural field Roccamena produces cereals, grapes, vegetables. Typical handicraft are wood made and iron made works.

Not much is known about Roccamena in the most ancient times. The first historical events date back to XVIII-th century, when the town was founded as a small rural village. The village was in the ownership of the Beccadelli's family and of the marquises of Salaparuta up to 1846, when the village became an autonomous town.

Among the festivals and the popular feasts we point out here the feast of S. Giuseppe, in August, and the feast of the SS. Crocifisso, which occurs on September, 18. A melon feast and the cattle market also occur in August.