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Acate (Sicilian: Acati or Vischiri) is a small town and comune in the south of Sicily, Italy, part of the province of Ragusa. It is located in the Dirillo River valley, 34 kilometres (21 mi) from Ragusa.
|Comune di Acate|
|Coordinates: 37°02′02″N 14°29′39″E / 37.03389°N 14.49417°E|
|Frazioni||Marina di Acate|
|• Mayor||Giovanni Di Natale|
|• Total||101.4 km2 (39.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||199 m (653 ft)|
(30 November 2017)
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Vincent Martyr|
Until 1938 it was called Biscari, and its history dates back until the 14th century. During World War II it was the location of the Biscari Massacre, in which American troops killed numerous unarmed German and Italian soldiers.
- ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- ^ Population data from ISTAT