Comune di Carlentini

Coat of arms

Location of Carlentini in Italy

Coordinates: 37°17′N 15°01′E / 37.283°N 15.017°E / 37.283; 15.017Coordinates: 37°17′N 15°01′E / 37.283°N 15.017°E / 37.283; 15.017
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Syracuse (SR)
Frazioni Pedagaggi
  Mayor Giuseppe Basso (since 2008-06-18)
  Total 157 km2 (61 sq mi)
Elevation 190 m (620 ft)
Population (31 December 2007)
  Total 17,509
  Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Carlentinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 96013
Dialing code 095
Patron saint St. Lucy
Saint day December 13 and 4th Sunday in August

Carlentini (Sicilian: Carruntini) is a town and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily (Italy). It lies 45km (28mi) outside the provincial capital of Syracuse.

The city's name has its origins in the neighboring town of Lentini. In 1551, Vice-King Giovanni De Vega founded a new city in honour of Emperor Carlo V, naming it in Latin Carleontini, or Leontini of Carlo. In Italian, it became Carlentini, and in the various Sicilian dialects, Carrintini or Carruntini.

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