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Gela is a city in the Italian region of Sicily. It is in the province of Caltanissetta in the south of Sicily. The city is at about 84km from the province's capital of Caltanissetta, on the Mediterranean Sea. The city has a larger population than the capital and is second largest in land area.

Gela
Comune di Gela
Location of Gela
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceCaltanissetta (CL)
FrazioniMacchitella, Manfria
Government
 • MayorRosario Crocetta (since April 8, 2003)
Area
 • Total279.07 km2 (107.75 sq mi)
Elevation
46 m (151 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total74,858
 • Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gelesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
93012
Dialing code0933
Patron saintSt. Maria dell'Alemanna
Saint daySeptember 8
Websitewww.comune.gela.cl.it

Gela is an important industrial city and port town. One important industry that is located here is that of petroleum refinery. The city can be reached from other cities, like Syracuse and Caltanissetta, by train.

  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.