Comune di Cinisi

Cinisi beach

Location of Cinisi in the Province of Palermo

Location of Cinisi in Italy

Coordinates: 38°10′N 13°6′E / 38.167°N 13.100°E / 38.167; 13.100Coordinates: 38°10′N 13°6′E / 38.167°N 13.100°E / 38.167; 13.100
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Palermo (PA)
Frazioni Punta Raisi
  Total 33.16 km2 (12.80 sq mi)
Elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
  Total 12,100
  Density 360/km2 (950/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cinisensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90045
Dialing code 091
Patron saint Santa Fara
Website Official website

Cinisi is a town and a comune in the province of Palermo in Sicily. As of 2007 it had an estimated population of 12,100.[1]


The town is part of the Palermo metropolitan area, borders with the municipalities of Carini and Terrasini and count the civil parish (frazione) of Punta Raisi, seat of Palermo Airport. It is 36 kilometres (22 mi) from Palermo centre, 77 kilometres (48 mi) from Trapani and 31 kilometres (19 mi) from Alcamo.


Cinisi is famous, among other things, for the Carnival parade with many papier-mâché. floats. Famous anti-mafia activist Giuseppe Impastato was killed in Cinisi in 1978.



The Falcone-Borsellino Airport of Palermo, also known as Punta Raisi, is located in its municipal territory. Cinisi counts a pair of train stations (Cinisi-Terrasini on the Palermo-Trapani line and Punta Raisi, served by the Palermo metropolitan railway service) and is served by the A29 motorway.



  1. 1 2 (Italian) Source Archived July 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.: ISTAT 2011
  2. "The World Gazetteer". Retrieved 2007-02-24.

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