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Messina (in sicilian Missìna) is a city in the region of Sicily. It is the capital of the Province of Messina. About 250,000 people live in and about 500,000 people live around Messina. This makes it the third-largest city in Sicily. It has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa in the Koeppen climate classification).

Messina
Comune di Messina
Location of Messina
CountryItaly
RegionSicily Sicily
ProvinceMessina (ME)
FrazioniSee list
Government
 • MayorRenato Accorinti
Area
 • Total213.75 km2 (82.53 sq mi)
Elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total234,293
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Messinesi, Peloritani, Mamertini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
98100
Dialing code090
Patron saintMadonna of the Letter
Saint day3 June
Websitewww.comune.messina.it
  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.