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| subdivision_type1 = Region| subdivision_name1 = Sicily| established_title = | established_date = | seat_type = Capital | seat = TrapaniComune>Comuni| parts_style = para| p1 = 24| government_footnotes = | leader_party = | leader_title = Commissar| leader_name = Raimondo Cerami| unit_pref = | area_footnotes = | area_total_km2 = 2460| elevation_footnotes = | elevation_m = | population_footnotes = | population_total = 433826| population_as_of = 28 February 2017| population_density_km2 = autoCentral European Time>CET| utc_offset1 = +1Central European Summer Time>CEST| utc_offset1_DST = +2| postal_code_type = Postal code| postal_code = 91100| area_code_type = Telephone prefix| area_code = 0923 | iso_code = Italian car number plates>TPIstituto Nazionale di Statistica>ISTAT| blank_info_sec1 = 081| website = | footnotes = }}Trapani (, ; officially Libero consorzio comunale di Trapani) is a province in the autonomous island region of Sicily, southern Italy. Following the suppression of the Sicilian provinces, it was replaced in 2015 by the Free municipal consortium of Trapani. Its capital is the city of Trapani. It has an area of {{convert|2469.62|km2|mi2}} and a total population of 433,826 (2017).WEB,weblink Index, Demo.istat.it, 26 September 2014, There are 24 comunes (Italian: comuni) in the province (see Comuni of the Province of Trapani). Besides the capital Trapani, other cities and places of interest in the province include Segesta, Gibellina, Erice, Castelvetrano, Alcamo, Marsala, Mazara del Vallo, Castellammare del Golfo, and Mozia. The nearby island of Pantelleria, noted for its wine production,BOOK, Mencarelli, Fabio, Tonutti, Pietro, Sweet, Reinforced and Fortified Wines: Grape Biochemistry, Technology and Vinification,weblink 16 April 2013, John Wiley & Sons, 978-1-118-56920-7, 230, and the Aegadian Islands are also administratively a part of Trapani province. The Province of Trapani is a major centre for viticulture.BOOK, The Italian Wine Guide: The Definitive Guide to Touring, Sourcing and Tasting,weblink 1 November 2004, Touring Editore, 978-88-365-3085-4, 327,

History

The area now covered by the province was occupied successively by the Carthaginians, Greeks and latterly by the Romans. The port of Trapani, first known as Drepana, then Drepanon, was inhabited by the Sicani and the Elymi becoming a prosperous Phoenician trading centre by the 8th century BC. It was taken by the Carthaginians in 260 BC and by the Romans in 240 BC, becoming a civitas romana until 440 AD when it was sacked by the Vandals, then by the Byzantines and ultimately by the Muslims in 830. In the 16th century, it received privileges under Emperor Charles V of Spain who also strengthened the town walls. Trapani became the provincial capital in 1817.BOOK, Domenico, Roy Palmer, The Regions of Italy: A Reference Guide to History and Culture,weblink 2002, Greenwood Publishing Group, 978-0-313-30733-1, 293–,

Geography

The province of Trapani borders the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Strait of Sicily to the west. It is bordered to the east with only the provinces of Palermo and Agrigento. The territory has few flat areas, although with the exception of the mountains of Sparagio (1,110 m)BOOK, Sicilia,weblink 1989, Touring Editore, Italian, 978-88-365-0350-6, 262, and Inici (1065 m),BOOK, GŠrtner, Otto, Sizilien,weblink 2013, Baedeker, German, 978-3-8297-1456-3, 173, most land is under 1000 metres. The northwestern part is rugged in comparison to the south. The province also includes the archipelago of the Egadi Islands belonging to the comune of Favignana, the island of Pantelleria which is the largest of Sicily, in the comune of the same name, and the Stagnone Islands, which belong to the comune of Marsala. The Egadi Islands consist of three main islands, Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo and two islets, Formica and Maraone.BOOK, Valdes, Giuliano, Sicilia. Ediz. Inglese,weblink 1 May 2000, Casa Editrice Bonechi, 978-88-7009-826-6, 57, The province of Trapani has a number of rivers but most are not of notable size or importance, except for the Belice River on the border of the province,BOOK, Talbert, R J A, Timoleon and the Revival of Greek Sicily: 344-317 B.C.,weblink 15 February 2007, Cambridge University Press, 978-0-521-03413-5, 72, and the Birgi River, with a length of about 40 km. Other rivers include the torrential Modione, Mazaro, the Fiume, the Salemi and the Sossius, the latter of which flows into the Mediterranean Sea at the resort of Berbaro.Natural lakes include the Gorghi Tondi and Preola, in the comune of Mazara del Vallo, and the Lago di Venere in Pantelleria. There are also three man-made lakes, Lago Rubino, created by a dam across the Cuddia River, which is part of the catchment area of the Birgi, at Lago Trinità in Castelvetrano, and the lake of the same name at the resort of Paceco. However, there is also a coastal lagoon, the Stagnone Lagoon, within a 2000 hectare reserve on the stretch of coast between Punta Alga and Cape San Teodoro,BOOK, Leone, Itatour. Accessibilità diffusa, spazi del tempo libero e territori del turismo nella punta occidentale della Sicilia: Accessibilità diffusa, spazi del tempo libero e territori del turismo nella punta occidentale della Sicilia,weblink October 2013, FrancoAngeli, Italian, 978-88-204-4811-0, 63, near Marsala, in an area which was once an important naval base and commercial for the Phoenicians. The waters are shallow and very salty, with marshland. The lagoon consists of four islands: Isola Longa Santa Maria, San Pantaleo and Schola.

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