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Messina
Comune
Comune di Messina
Coat of arms of Messina
Coat of arms
Location of Messina in Italy
Country Italy
Region Sicily Sicily
Province Messina (ME)
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(s) 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
Website www.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).

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