Messina

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Messina
Comune
Comune di Messina
Messina is located in Italy
Messina
Location of Messina in Italy
Coordinates: 38°11′N 15°33′E / 38.183°N 15.55°E / 38.183; 15.55Coordinates: 38°11′N 15°33′E / 38.183°N 15.55°E / 38.183; 15.55
Country Italy
Region Sicily Sicily
Province Messina (ME)
Frazioni See list
Government
 • Mayor Renato Accorinti
Area
 • Total 211 km2 (81 sq mi)
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (1 January 2005)
 • Total 247,592
 • Density 1,173.4/km2 (3,039/sq mi)
Demonym Messinesi, Peloritani, Mamertini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 98100
Dialing code 090
Patron saint Madonna of the Letter
Saint day 3 June

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.