Belpasso (Sicilian: Malupassu, Marpassu or Mappassu) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 150 kilometres (93 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 10 kilometres (6 mi) northwest of Catania. Belpasso is the second biggest comune of the Catania's area for area (after Catania).

Belpasso
Malpasso
Comune di Belpasso
St. Lucy's church (Mother Church).
St. Lucy's church (Mother Church).
Location of Belpasso
Belpasso is located in Italy
Belpasso
Belpasso
Location of Belpasso in Italy
Belpasso is located in Sicily
Belpasso
Belpasso
Belpasso (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°35′N 14°59′E / 37.583°N 14.983°E / 37.583; 14.983Coordinates: 37°35′N 14°59′E / 37.583°N 14.983°E / 37.583; 14.983
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityCatania (CT)
FrazioniPiano Tavola
Government
 • MayorDaniele Giuseppe Maria Motta
Area
 • Total166.33 km2 (64.22 sq mi)
Elevation
551 m (1,808 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[3]
 • Total28,128
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Demonym(s)"Belpassesi" or "Mappassoti" in Sicilian
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
95032
Dialing code095
Patron saintSt. Lucy
Saint day13 December
WebsiteOfficial website

Belpasso is the native city of Nino Martoglio and Condorelli, productor of typical Sicilian sweets, exported in all parts of the world, Condorelli is the owner of a bar franchising, mainly located in Catania's area. Matteo Renzi chose Condorelli's main bar, in northern Belpasso (known as "Borrello"), during his visit in Italian's main commercial activities.[citation needed]

Belpasso borders the following municipalities: Adrano, Biancavilla, Bronte, Camporotondo Etneo, Castiglione di Sicilia, Catania, Lentini, Maletto, Mascalucia, Motta Sant'Anastasia, Nicolosi, Paternò, Ragalna, Ramacca, Randazzo, San Pietro Clarenza, Sant'Alfio, Zafferana Etnea.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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