|Regions in Italy Sicily Province of Trapani Alcamo|
Province of Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Alcamo is the second largest city in the province of Trapani, situated in north-western Sicily, on a crest below Mount Bonifato, in the hinterland of the Castellamare Gulf.
It was founded in 828 by the Muslim commander al-Kamuk (after whom it is named). Though its name goes back to the time of the Arab occupation, the medieval center rose later in the 14th century; it was the hometown of the earliest poet in the Italian language, Cielo d'Alcamo.
Altitude: 256 m a.s.l -- Population: ca. 42,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 91011 -- Phone Area Code: 0924 -- Frazioni & Località: Alcamo Marina
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