Throughout its long history, the city has also been part of the empires of the Romans, Byzantines, Saracens and Normans.
Due to the extraordinary wealth of its archaeological remains, Agrigento is a major tourist centre. It is also the regional agricultural market centre and has important sulphur and phosphorous mining industries.
The current population is estimated at just under 60,000.
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