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Catania
Comune
Comune di Catania
u Liotru, symbol of Catania
u Liotru, symbol of Catania
Location of Catania in Italy
Country Italy
Area
 • Total 180.88 km2 (69.84 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (05-2007)
 • Total 313,110
 • Density 1,731.04/km2 (4,483.37/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Catanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95100
Dialing code 095
Patron saint St. Agatha
Saint day February 5
Website http://www.comune.catania.it/

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).

Demographics

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

Catania is twinned with:

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