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Comune di Catania
u Liotru, symbol of Catania
u Liotru, symbol of Catania
Location of Catania
Coordinates: 37°31′N 15°04′E / 37.517°N 15.067°E / 37.517; 15.067Coordinates: 37°31′N 15°04′E / 37.517°N 15.067°E / 37.517; 15.067
FrazioniSan Giovanni Galermo
 • MayorVincenzo Emanuele
(temporary, pending election)
 • Total182.9 km2 (70.6 sq mi)
7 m (23 ft)
 • Total311,620
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code095
Patron saintSt. Agatha
Saint dayFebruary 5

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).

Demographics[change | change source]

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 cities[change | change source]

Catania is twinned with:

References[change | change source]

  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".