Gela

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Gela
Comune
Comune di Gela
Gela is located in Italy
Gela
Location of Gela in Italy
Coordinates: 37°04′N 14°15′E / 37.067°N 14.25°E / 37.067; 14.25Coordinates: 37°04′N 14°15′E / 37.067°N 14.25°E / 37.067; 14.25
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Caltanissetta (CL)
Frazioni Macchitella, Manfria
Government
 • Mayor Rosario Crocetta (since April 8, 2003)
Area
 • Total 276 km2 (107 sq mi)
Elevation 46 m (151 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 77,260
 • Density 279.9/km2 (725.0/sq mi)
Demonym Gelesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 93012
Dialing code 0933
Patron saint St. Maria dell'Alemanna
Saint day September 8

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 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.