Province of Agrigento
Agrigento is a province
Provinces of Italy
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 in the autonomous island region of Sicily
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 in Italy
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. It has an area of 3,042 km², and a total population
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 of 454,370 (2009). There are 43 comune
In Italy, the comune is the basic administrative division, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality.-Importance and function:...

s (Italian: comuni) in the province (see Comunes of the Province of Agrigento
Comunes of the Province of Agrigento
The following is a list of the 43 comuni of the Province of Agrigento, Sicily, in Italy....


The most important cities are Sciacca
Sciacca , also Schiacca, is a town and comune in the province of Agrigento on the southwestern coast of Sicily...

, Canicattì
Canicattì is a comune in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 90 km southeast of Palermo and about 25 km east of Agrigento.-History:...

, Favara
Favara, Agrigento
Favara is a town and comune of south central Sicily , in the province of Agrigento, 8 km East of Agrigento by road.The town has a considerable agricultural trade, and there are sulfur and other mines in the neighborhood.-Main sights:...

, Licata
Licata is a city and comune located on the south coast of Sicily, at the mouth of the Salso River , about midway between Agrigento and Gela...

, Porto Empedocle
Porto Empedocle
Porto Empedocle is a town and comune in Italy on the coast of the Strait of Sicily, administratively part of the province of Agrigento. It is the namesake of Empedocles , a Greek pre-Socratic philosopher and a citizen of the city of Agrigentum , in his day a Greek colony in Sicily...

, and the capital, Agrigento
Agrigento , is a city on the southern coast of Sicily, Italy, and capital of the province of Agrigento. It is renowned as the site of the ancient Greek city of Akragas , one of the leading cities of Magna Graecia during the golden...


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