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Uploaded on Aug 22, 2007

Palermo in Sensational Sicily http://www.SensationalSicily.com is presented by Alessandro Sorbello

http://www.AlessandroSorbello.com Sicily is rich in history and culture. This project is born from a collaboration between the Region of Sicily http://www.regione.sicilia.it/, The Italian Chamber of Commerce, New Realm Media

http://www.newrealm.com.au and Alessandro Sorbello Productions.

Palermo is the principal city and administrative seat of the autonomous region of Sicily, Italy as well as the
capital of the Province of Palermo . Inhabitants of Palermo in Italian are referred to as Palermitani or poetically
Panormiti.

History - Palermo was founded in the 8th century BC by Phoenician tradesmen around a natural harbour on the north-western coast of Sicily. The Phoenician name for the city may have been Zîz, but Greeks called it Panormus, meaning all-port, because of its fine natural harbour.

It should be noted however that the city was never a Greek city-state, but was later part of the Greek speaking Eastern Roman Empire. Palermo is widely considered to be the most conquered city in the world, as shown in the following article. Palermo remained a Phoenician city until the First Punic War (264-241 BC), when Sicily fell under Roman rule. The Roman period was one of comparative calm, Palermo coming under the provincial administration in Syracuse. When the Roman Empire was split, Sicily and Palermo came under the rule of the Eastern Byzantine Empire.

In the 9th century, Sicily was divided into two prefectures by the Byzantines. The two prefects went to war with each other, and Euphimius, the winner, dreamt of reuniting the Roman empire.

However, he lacked an army, so he asked the Arab Aghlabids rulers of North Africa, at the time the up-and-coming power in the Mediterranean, to lend him theirs. Within a week of the Arabs' arrival in Palermo in 827, Euphimius died mysteriously, and they declined to leave. By 878 all of Sicily, except for a few Byzantine enclaves near

Taormina (Taorminalink), was controlled by the Saracens (Moors). In 905 they captured those too. The Arab rulers moved Sicily's capital to Palermo where it has been ever since. Under Muslim dominion Palermo became an important commercial and cultural center, a flourishing city broadly known in the whole Arab world - it is said that it had more than 300 mosques. But they were also years of tolerance: Christians and Jews were permitted to follow their own
credo.

Comuni of the Province of Palermo
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The following is a list of the 82 comuni of the Province of Palermo, Sicily, in Italy.


ISTAT Code Comune Population
(2005)
082001 Alia 4,081
082002 Alimena 2,363
082003 Aliminusa 1,342
082004 Altavilla Milicia 5,790
082005 Altofonte 9,649
082006 Bagheria 53,381
082007 Balestrate 5,853
082008 Baucina 2,003
082009 Belmonte Mezzagno 10,424
082010 Bisacquino 5,119
082011 Bolognetta 3,632
082012 Bompietro 1,640
082013 Borgetto 6,576
082014 Caccamo 8,528
082015 Caltavuturo 4,440
082016 Campofelice Di Fitalia 595
082017 Campofelice Di Roccella 5,896
082018 Campofiorito 1,379
082019 Camporeale 3,652
082020 Capaci 10,255
082021 Carini 28,733
082022 Castelbuono 9,430
082023 Casteldaccia 9,772
082024 Castellana Sicula 3,738
082025 Castronovo di Sicilia 3,323
082026 Cefalà Diana 991
082027 Cefalù 13,747
082028 Cerda 5,326
082029 Chiusa Sclafani 3,224
082030 Ciminna 3,980
082031 Cinisi 10,817
082032 Collesano 4,190
082033 Contessa Entellina 1,963
082034 Corleone 11,355
082035 Ficarazzi 9,674
082036 Gangi 7,449
082037 Geraci Siculo 2,077
082038 Giardinello 2,001
082039 Giuliana 2,234
082040 Godrano 1,164
082041 Gratteri 1,050
082042 Isnello 1,822
082043 Isola delle Femmine 6,817
082044 Lascari 3,305
082045 Lercara Friddi 7,232
082046 Marineo 6,885
082047 Mezzojuso 3,003
082048 Misilmeri 24,979
082049 Monreale 34,662
082050 Montelepre 6,202
082051 Montemaggiore Belsito 3,806
082052 Palazzo Adriano 2,453
082053 Palermo 675,277
082054 Partinico 31,515
082055 Petralia Soprana 3,630
082056 Petralia Sottana 3,238
082057 Piana degli Albanesi 6,051
082058 Polizzi Generosa 3,918
082059 Pollina 3,102
082060 Prizzi 5,518
082061 Roccamena 1,669
082062 Roccapalumba 2,762
082063 San Cipirello 5,201
082064 San Giuseppe Jato 8,662
082065 San Mauro Castelverde 2,053
082066 Santa Cristina Gela 893
082067 Santa Flavia 10,139
082068 Sciara 2,788
082069 Sclafani Bagni 490
082070 Termini Imerese 26,827
082071 Terrasini 10,817
082072 Torretta 3,791
082073 Trabia 8,865
082074 Trappeto 2,936
082075 Ustica 1,310
082076 Valledolmo 4,017
082077 Ventimiglia di Sicilia 2,173
082078 Vicari 2,997
082079 Villabate 19,441
082080 Villafrati 3,350
082081 Scillato 671
082082 Blufi 1,169

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