Petralia Sottana

Petralia Sottana
Comune di Petralia Sottana
Petralia Sottana

Location of Petralia Sottana in Italy

Coordinates: 37°48′N 14°5′E / 37.800°N 14.083°E / 37.800; 14.083Coordinates: 37°48′N 14°5′E / 37.800°N 14.083°E / 37.800; 14.083
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Palermo (PA)
Frazioni Piano Battaglia, Landro, Tudia, Recattivo
  Mayor Santo Inguaggiato (since May 14, 2007)
  Total 178 km2 (69 sq mi)
Elevation 1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
  Total 2,980
  Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Petraliesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90027
Dialing code 0921
Patron saint San Calogero
Saint day June 18
Website Official website

Petralia Sottana (Sicilian: Pitralìa Suttana) is a town and comune in the Province of Palermo, in the island of Sicily, Italy. The main characters in Emanuele Crialese's 2006 film of Sicilian immigration to America, Nuovomondo, come from the town of Petralia.


Petralia Sottana

The Madonie Mountains cover the commune. It includes the "Fractions" (frazioni) Piano Battaglia, Landro, Recattivo and Tudia.

The commune is on the border between the provinces of Palermo and Caltanissetta (CL). It is bounded by the communes of Alimena, Blufi, Caltanissetta (CL), Castelbuono, Castellana Sicula, Geraci Siculo, Isnello, Marianopoli (CL), Petralia Soprana, Polizzi Generosa, Resuttano (CL), Santa Caterina Villarmosa (CL), Villalba (CL).

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows three lilies, referring to Lilium Petrae, a possible etymology of the town name.

Notable natives


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