Agrigento, Italy

About Agrigento

Agrigento is a hilltop city on Sicily's southwest shore. It's known for the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas in the Valley of the Temples, a vast archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples. On the modern city's outskirts is the Museo Archeologico Regionale 'Pietro Griffo', with artifacts and a telamon (giant male figure). West lies Scala dei Turchi, a stepped white cliff overlooking sandy beaches.

Leadership

Vince Pardo, Committee Chair

Resources

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GEOGRAPHY + FACTS

Population

59,605

Area

245.32 km2 (94.72 sq mi)

Coat of Arms

Agrigento-Stemma

Civic

Mayor: Calogero Firetto