Marsala

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Marsala

Maissala  (Sicilian)
Lilybaeum  (Latin)
City of Marsala
Stagnone di Marsala.jpg
Location of Marsala
Marsala is located in Italy
Marsala
Marsala
Location of Marsala in Italy
Marsala is located in Sicily
Marsala
Marsala
Marsala (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°47′53″N 12°26′03″E / 37.79806°N 12.43417°E / 37.79806; 12.43417Coordinates: 37°47′53″N 12°26′03″E / 37.79806°N 12.43417°E / 37.79806; 12.43417
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceTrapani (TP)
Founded396 BC[2]
Government
 • MayorAlberto Di Girolamo (PD)
Area
 • Total241.6 km2 (93.3 sq mi)
Elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2017)[4]
 • Total82,640[1]
Demonym(s)Marsalese
Lilibetano
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
91025
Dialing code0923
ISTAT code081011
Patron saintOur Lady of the Cave (Madonna della Cava) and Saint John the Baptist
Saint dayrespectively 19 January and 24 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Marsala (Sicilian: Maissala; Latin: Lilybaeum) is an Italian city in Sicily. It is in the Province of Trapani. In 2017, 82,640 people lived there.

The city is known for the docking of Giuseppe Garibaldi on 11 May 1860 (the Expedition of the Thousand) and for its Marsala wine.

Marsala is built on the ruins of the ancient Carthaginian city of Lilybaeum, and is a famous archaeological site of the island of Motya, an ancient Phoenician town.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Popolazione residente al 31 Marzo 2020 : Sicilia". I.Stat. 2020. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. "Marsala, Sicily, Italy". www.enchantingitaly.com. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  3. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.