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Comune di Catania
u Liotru, symbol of Catania
u Liotru, symbol of Catania
Catania is located in Italy
Location of Catania in Italy
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
Country Italy
Frazioni San Giovanni Galermo
 • Mayor Vincenzo Emanuele
(temporary, pending election)
 • Total 180.88 km2 (69.84 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (05-2007)
 • Total 313,110
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Catanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95100
Dialing code 095
Patron saint St. Agatha
Saint day February 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.[1] 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:

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