Palermo, Italy

Palermo is the largest city and chief port of Sicily, located on the northwestern coast of the island of Sicily, on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

The city is the capital of Palermo province.

It is a trading center for the island's agricultural produce and has factories engaged in food processing, steelmaking, shipbuilding, and the manufacture of furniture, leather products, glass, chemicals, cement, textiles, and paper.

Population (1991) 698,556 - palermo2000.com

Many of the oldest buildings in the city date from the period when Sicily was a Norman kingdom and show Arab, Byzantine, Norman, and Spanish influences.

Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC and was a Carthaginian colony until taken by the Romans in 254 BC.

Major cities near Palermo:

Roma

Napoli

Tunis

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