Messina

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Messina
Comune
Comune di Messina
CountryItaly
RegionSicily Sicily
Province / Metropolitan cityMessina (ME)
FrazioniSee list
Government
 • MayorRenato Accorinti
Area
 • Total211 km2 (81 sq mi)
Elevation3 m (10 ft)
Population (1 January 2005)
 • Total247,592
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Messinesi, Peloritani, Mamertini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code98100
Dialing code090
Patron saintMadonna of the Letter
Saint day3 June
Websitewww.comune.messina.it

Messina (in sicilian Missìna) is a city in the region of Sicily. It is the capital of the Province of Messina. About 250,000 people live in and about 500,000 people live around Messina. This makes it the third-largest city in Sicily. It has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa in the Koeppen climate classification).