Castroreale

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Castroreale
Comune di Castroreale
Skyline of Castroreale
Coat of arms of Castroreale
Coat of arms
Location of Castroreale
Castroreale is located in Italy
Castroreale
Castroreale
Location of Castroreale in Italy
Castroreale is located in Sicily
Castroreale
Castroreale
Castroreale (Sicily)
Coordinates: 38°6′N 15°13′E / 38.100°N 15.217°E / 38.100; 15.217
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityMessina (ME)
FrazioniBafia, Protonotaro
Government
 • MayorAlessandro Portaro
Area
 • Total53.07 km2 (20.49 sq mi)
Elevation
394 m (1,293 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,396
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castrensi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
98053
Dialing code090
Patron saintSt. Sylvester
Saint day31 December
WebsiteOfficial website

Castroreale (Sicilian: Castruriali) is a village in the Metropolitan City of Messina, Sicily, southern Italy.

It has around 2,702[4] inhabitants but over 80 churches, with some houses dating to the 13th century. It is 8.5 kilometres (5.3 mi) from Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto and 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Messina.

It has a tower, last remain of a castle, built by Frederick II of Aragon in 1324. The name Castroreale comes from Latin, and means "royal fortress".

People[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  4. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Retrieved 2007-02-24.