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Alcamo

Alcamo
Comune
Comune di Alcamo
PanAlcamo1.jpg
Coat of arms of Alcamo
Coat of arms
Alcamo is located in Italy
Alcamo
Alcamo
Location of Alcamo in Italy
Coordinates: 37°58′40″N 12°57′50″E / 37.97778°N 12.96389°E / 37.97778; 12.96389Coordinates: 37°58′40″N 12°57′50″E / 37.97778°N 12.96389°E / 37.97778; 12.96389
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Trapani (TP)
Government
 • Mayor Domenico Surdi
Area
 • Total 130.79 km2 (50.50 sq mi)
Elevation 256 m (840 ft)
Population (31 December 2015)
 • Total 45,504
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Alcamesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 91011
Dialing code 0924
Patron saint Madonna of the Miracles
Saint day 21 June
Website Official website

Alcamo (Sicilian: Àrcamu) is the fourth-largest town in the province of Trapani in Sicily, with a population of 45,307 inhabitants. It is situated on the borderline with the Metropolitan City of Palermo at a distance of about 50 kilometres both from Palermo and Trapani.

Nowadays the town territory includes an area of 130.79 square kilometres and is the second municipality as for population density in the province of Trapani, after Erice.

Alcamo is bounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea on the north, Balestrate and Partinico on the east, Camporeale on the south and Calatafimi-Segesta and Castellammare del Golfo on the west. Its most important hamlet is Alcamo Marina which is about 6 kilometres from the town centre. Together with other municipalities it takes part with the Associazione Città del Vino, the movement Patto dei Sindaci, Progetto Città dei Bambini, Rete dei Comuni Solidali and Patto Territoriale Golfo di Castellammare.

Alcamo is situated in the middle of the Gulf of Castellammare, at 258 metres above the sea level and at the foot of Mount Bonifato, a calcareous complex 825 metres high. At the altitude of 500 metres (near the "Funtanazza") there is the Nature Reserve of Monte Bonifato.

The territory of Alcamo includes also Alcamo Marina, used mainly as a summer resort.

The climate is mild, with higher rainfall during winter than summer.

The average annual temperature is 16.9 °C, with higher temperatures in August (24.8 °C) and lower temperatures in February (10.3 °C).

The average annual rainfall is 558 mm. Rainfall is particularly scarcer in July (4 mm) and more abundant in December (83 mm).


Climate data for Alcamo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.1
(55.6)
13.2
(55.8)
14.8
(58.6)
17.5
(63.5)
21.5
(70.7)
25.4
(77.7)
28.5
(83.3)
28.7
(83.7)
25.9
(78.6)
21.7
(71.1)
17.7
(63.9)
14.4
(57.9)
20.2
(68.37)
Daily mean °C (°F) 10.4
(50.7)
10.3
(50.5)
11.7
(53.1)
13.9
(57)
17.6
(63.7)
21.4
(70.5)
24.5
(76.1)
24.8
(76.6)
22.4
(72.3)
18.6
(65.5)
14.8
(58.6)
11.8
(53.2)
16.85
(62.32)
Average low °C (°F) 7.7
(45.9)
7.5
(45.5)
8.6
(47.5)
10.4
(50.7)
13.8
(56.8)
17.5
(63.5)
20.5
(68.9)
21.0
(69.8)
18.9
(66)
15.5
(59.9)
12.0
(53.6)
9.2
(48.6)
13.55
(56.39)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 72
(2.83)
60
(2.36)
52
(2.05)
48
(1.89)
21
(0.83)
9
(0.35)
4
(0.16)
14
(0.55)
37
(1.46)
78
(3.07)
80
(3.15)
83
(3.27)
558
(21.97)
Source: Climate-Data.org

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