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Information about CALTANISSETTA Founded by the Greeks, it underwent numerous dominations over the centuries. It achieved its greatest prosperity in the beginning of the 20th century thanks to the exploitation of the sulphur mines. The remotest roots of Caltanissetta are as yet uncertain. Relics from the Bronze Age and several cave-sepulchres seem to attest to prehistoric settlements. The earliest documented information goes back to the Norman conquest, dated 1086. A remarkable urban development was recorded in the 15th century, Caltanissetta extending its territory beyond the city walls. The natural landscape of Caltanissetta, is characterized from the yellow color of the grain, of the sulphur and of the sun interrupted from the green of the olives and from the blue of the numerous lakes carsici. Caltanissetta is much frequented by tourists, notably over Easter period, here celebrated with a series of long-waited events such as two processions taking place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The city offers sites of both historical and naturalistic interest as well as a much appreciated cuisine.
 
Available Trades in CALTANISSETTA ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANISATIONS
AUDIO-VIDEO - ELECTRONIC & HOUSEHOLD APLLIANCES
BANKING - FINANCING & INSURANCE
FOOD - BEVERAGE & NEWSAGENTS
HOTELS
LEGAL SERVICES
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ITALIA

General Information
Capital: Rome
Area: 301,230 km2
Population: 60,157,214 (April 2009).
Electricity: 230 volts AC, 50Hz
IDD: +39
Emergency number: 112/113
Timezone: +1 Hr (+2 Hrs MAR-OCT)

Language
Language: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region), French (minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area).

Government
Government: Republic

Religion
Religion: 90% Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim

Health
Health: The following vaccinations are recommended: Tetanus.

Currency
Currency: Euro (EUR) 1.00 = 100 Cents

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate: All 100.00 USD = 66.8534 EUR GBP = 110.480 EUR CHF = 66.1543 EUR

Business Hours
Business Hours: Mon-Fri: 09.00-17.00

Speed Limit
Speed Limit: Cities: 50 km/h, Country roads: 90/110 km/h, Motorways: 130 km/h

Traffic
Traffic: Traffic drives on the right. Minimum age 18 years.

Driving License
Driving License: EU pink format licences are valid in Italy but old-style green licences (without photos) must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit.

National Holidays
National holidays: Jan 1 New Year"s Day, Jan 6 Epiphany, Easter Monday (variable), Apr 25 Liberation Day, May 1 Labor Day, Aug 15 Assumption Day, Nov 1 All Saints" Day, Dec 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec 25/26 Christmas Day/St. Stephen"s Day

Climate
Climate: Predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south

Temperatures
 
Temperatures:
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A781114182225252116129
P7162575146371521639912993
S44678911108644
A=Aver. Daily Temp. (C)
P=Precipitation (mm)
S=Sunshine (Hrs/Month)

Mobile Network
Mobile Network: GSM 900 / 1800/ 3G 2100 & HSPA

GPS
GPS: 41 54 N, 12 29 E

Shopping Hours
Shopping Hours: Mon-Sat: 08.30-12.30 and 15.30-19.30. Food shops are often closed Wednesday afternoon.


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