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Santo Stefano Quisquina

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Santo Stefano Quisquina is a comune in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 60km south of Palermo and about 35km north of Agrigento. It has strong ties with Tampa, in the United States, since its immigrants supplied over 60 percent of the Italian population of the city in the late 19th and early 20th century. The town also supplied a large portion of Italian immigrants to Jacksonville, another city in Florida.Santo Stefano Quisquina stands at an altitude of 730m above sea level and borders the following municipalities: Alessandria della Rocca, Bivona, Cammarata, Casteltermini, Castronovo di Sicilia, San Biagio Platani.HistoryThe first nucleus of the present-day town probably dates back to the reign of Frederick II of Aragon (1296 - 1337), when it was a fief of Giovanni Caltagirone. Its successive lords were Ruggero Sinisi, Guiscardo de Agijas, the Lacarns and the Ventimiglias.PeopleLorenzo Panepinto (1865 - 1911), a teacher and peasant leader killed by the Sicilian Mafia.
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