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Catania

Italian city on the east coast of Sicily

Catania is a city in the region of Sicily in Italy. It is on the east coast of Sicily, between Messina and Syracuse. It is the capital of the Province of Catania. 313.110 people live in and over 800,000 around Catania. This makes it the second largest city in Sicily. It has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa in the Köppen climate classification).

Catania
Comune di Catania
Catania skyline
Catania skyline
Flag of Catania
Flag
Location of Catania
Catania is located in Italy
Catania
Catania
Location of Catania in Sicily
Catania is located in Sicily
Catania
Catania
Catania (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°30′0″N 15°5′25″E / 37.50000°N 15.09028°E / 37.50000; 15.09028Coordinates: 37°30′0″N 15°5′25″E / 37.50000°N 15.09028°E / 37.50000; 15.09028
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityCatania (CT)
FrazioniBicocca, Codavolpe, Junghetto, Pantano d'Arci, Paradiso degli Aranci, Passo Cavaliere, Passo del Fico, Passo Martino, Primosole, Reitano, Vaccarizzo, Villaggio Delfino
Government
 • MayorSalvo Pogliese (FI)
Area
 • Total182.9 km2 (70.6 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total311,620
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Catanese
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
95100
Dialing code095
ISTAT code087015
Patron saintSt. Agatha
Saint dayFebruary 5
WebsiteOfficial website
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Part ofLate Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)
CriteriaCultural: (i)(ii)(iv)(v)
Reference1024rev-002
Inscription2002 (26th Session)
Area38.5 ha (4,140,000 sq ft)
Buffer zone80.13 ha (8,625,000 sq ft)

DemographicsEdit

As of December 2007, 298,957 people were living in Catania.[3] 47,2% are male and 52,8% are female. 20,5% are younger than 18 years and 18,9% are pensioners. Between 2002 and 2007 3,35% of the people left the city. Nearly everyone is Catholic.

Twin towns - sister citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT". demo.istat.it.