Syracuse, Sicily

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Syracuse
Skyline of Syracuse
Coordinates: Coordinates: 37°05′N 15°17′E / 37.083°N 15.283°E / 37.083; 15.283
RegionSicily
ProvinceProvince of Syracuse
Founded734 BC
Government
 • MayorGiambattista Bufardeci
Area
 • Total204 km2 (79 sq mi)
Population
(December 2004)
 • Total123,322 (31st)
 • Density593/km2 (1,540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Postal codes
96100
Area code(s)0931
Patron saintsSaint Lucy
Websitehttp://www.comune.siracusa.it

Syracuse (Italian: Siracusa, Sicilian: Sarausa) is a city in the region of Sicily in Italy. It is also the capital of the Province of Syracuse. About 125,000 people live in Syracuse. Syracuse is famous for being the place where Archimedes lived.