|Comune di Catania|
u Liotru, symbol of Catania
|Frazioni||San Giovanni Galermo|
|• Mayor||Vincenzo Emanuele
(temporary, pending election)
|• Total||180.88 km2 (69.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
|• Density||1,731.04/km2 (4,483.37/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|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. 298,957 people live in and over 700,000 around Catania. This makes it the second largest city in Sicily. It has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa in the Köppen climate classification).
As of December 2007, 298,957 people were living in Catania. 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: