Syracuse, Sicily

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Syracuse
Coordinates: 37°05′N 15°17′E / 37.083°N 15.283°E / 37.083; 15.283Coordinates: 37°05′N 15°17′E / 37.083°N 15.283°E / 37.083; 15.283
Region Sicily
Province Province of Syracuse
Founded 734 BC
Government
 • Mayor Giambattista Bufardeci
Area
 • Total 204 km2 (79 sq mi)
Population (December 2004)
 • Total 123,322 (31st)
 • Density 593/km2 (1,540/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Postal codes 96100
Area code(s) 0931
Patron saints Saint Lucy

Syracuse (Italian: Siracusa, Sicilian: Sarausa) is a city in the region of Sicily in Italy. It is also the capital of the Province of Syracuse. About 125,000 people live in Syracuse. Syracuse is famous for being the place where Archimedes lived.