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Ravenna
Comune
Comune di Ravenna
Location of Ravenna in Italy
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Ravenna (RA)
Area
 • Total 652.89 km2 (252.08 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (December 31, 2005)
 • Total 149,084
 • Density 228.3447/km2 (591.410/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ravennati, Ravegnani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48100
Dialing code 0544
Patron saint St. Apollinaris
Saint day July 23
Website www.comune.ravenna.it

Ravenna is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The city is inland, but is connected to the Adriatic Sea by a canal. Ravenna once was the seat of the Western Roman Empire and later the Ostrogothic kingdom. It is presently the capital of the province of Ravenna. At 652.89 km² (252.08 sq mi), Ravenna is the second-largest comune in land area in Italy, although it is only a little more than half the size of the largest, Rome.

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