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Marsala

Maissala  (Sicilian)
Lilybaeum  (Latin)
City of Marsala
Stagnone di Marsala.jpg
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Trapani (TP)
Founded 396 BC
Area
 • Total 241.6 km2 (93.3 sq mi)
Elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2017)
 • Total 82,640
 • Density 342.05/km2 (885.91/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Marsalese
Lilibetano
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
91025
Dialing code 0923
Patron saint Our Lady of the Cave (Madonna della Cava) and Saint John the Baptist
Saint day respectively 19 January and 24 June

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.

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