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 (ä′grĭ-jĕn′tō, ăg′rĭ-)
A city of southwest Sicily, Italy, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It was founded c. 580 bc by Greek colonists.
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(Italian aɡriˈdʒɛnto)
(Placename) a town in Italy, in SW Sicily: site of six Greek temples. Pop: 54 619 (2001). Former name (until 1927): Girgenti
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(ˌɑ griˈdʒɛn tɔ)

a city in S Italy. 51,931.
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Noun1.Agrigento - a town in Italy in southwestern Sicily near the coastAgrigento - a town in Italy in southwestern Sicily near the coast; the site of six Greek temples
Sicilia, Sicily - the Italian region on the island of Sicily
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He made the remarks during his meeting with the Cardinal of the Italian city of Agrigento, Francesco Montenegro, on the sidelines of his visit to the Italian, Rome, along with a number of cities in Sicily Island.
The Italian investigating judge of Agrigento, Alessandra Vella, lifted the house arrest put on the German captain Carola Rackete of the migrant rescue ship, Sea-Watch.
Highlights include historic Palermo, Agrigento and Syracuse and Taormina for excursions to Mount Etna, Europe's highest active volcano, and its vineyards.
The tour visits Catania, Cefalu, Palermo, Agrigento, Giardini Naxos, Syracuse and Taormina.
Taking down the route of technology, 3D and Augmented Reality, the exhibition features various Unesco-listed World Heritage sites, including Temple of Zeus in Agrigento and Pompeii, located in Italy; Al Zubarah, Qatar; Volubilis, Morocco; El Jem, Tunisia; Djemila, Algeria; Krak des Chevaliers, Syria; Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Palestine; Baalbek, Lebanon; Hagia Sophia, Turkey; Petra, Jordon; Leptis Magna, Libya; and Phile, Egypt among others.
The exhibition is formed by panels dedicated to the history of a selection of archaeological wonders from several countries: Italy (Temple of Zeus in Agrigento and Pompeii), Qatar (Al-Zubarah), Morocco (Volubilis), Tunisia (El Jem), Algeria (Djemila), Syria (Krak des Chevaliers), Palestine (Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem), Lebanon (Baalbek), Turkey (Hagia Sophia), Jordan (Petra), Libya (Leptis Magna), United Arab Emirates (Al Ain), Bahrain (Qal'at al-Bahrain) and Egypt (Phile).
Piazza Agrigento's "He was originally from Sowerby Bridge and was a really nice guy.
In a statement, police said that security units of the city of Agrigento south of Sicily arrested six Egyptians suspected of being responsible for smuggling 264 Eritrean migrants that arrived at the port of Pozzallo south of Sicily two days ago.
This nero d'avola from Ragusa and Agrigento is part-aged in French oak for 12 months prior to bottling.
Across the island, in the town of Cammarata, near Agrigento, the fire department said divers were working to recover the bodies of two people swept away while driving on a road near the flooded Saraceno River.
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte identified two more of the victims as a German couple whose car was swept away by floodwaters near Agrigento, a tourist town known for its ancient Greek temples.