- For the singer, see Michael Maniaci.
Maniace (Sicilian: Maniaci) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) east of Palermo and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Catania.
|Comune di Maniace|
|Metropolitan city||Catania (CT)|
|• Mayor||Antonino Cantali|
|• Total||37.7 km2 (14.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||787 m (2,582 ft)|
|• Density||99/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The municipality bears the name of George Maniakes (Greek: Γεώργιος Μανιάκης; Italian: Giorgio Maniace), a Byzantine general of the 11th century and catepan of Italy, known for his victories against the Arabs in Sicily.
Maniace Castle is one of the main attractions of the municipality of Maniace, built between 1232 and 1240 by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, on the site of a previous fort built by the Byzantium Greek General George Maniakes after he defeated the Arabs in 1038.
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- User, Super. "Castles.nl - Maniace Castle". www.castles.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2017-10-25.
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