Italian provinces and municipalities - Useful information and tour guide
- 82 Italian municipalities
- Population: 1.268.217 inhabitants
- Surface: 4.993,18 sq km
- Density: 253 inhabitants per square km
The regional capital, facing north on the Tyrrhenian Sea and is bordered to the west by the Province of Trapani, on the south by the provinces of Agrigento and Caltanissetta and east with the provinces of Messina and Enna.
City regional capital of Sicily, lies at the foot of Mount Pellegrino on the edge of the fertile Conca d'Oro.
It is home to active businesses and industries favored by the presence of the port.
Panormus ( "all port") was already inhabited in prehistoric times.
Punic city was called Ziz.
It was conquered by the Romans in 254-253 BC; until the first half of the ninth century was Byzantine possession and later buckwheat.
In the 1072 passed to the Normans, it became an important cultural center and home to the cosmopolitan court of Frederick II.
After the Angevin period flourished under the Aragonese.
It was later ruled by the Spanish, except for the Savoy government periods (1713-18) and Austrians (1720-35).
They followed the Bourbons until the unification of Italy in 1860.
Provinces where the territory is currently divided