Mascali (Sicilian: Màscali) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 170 kilometres (110 mi) east of Palermo and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of Catania.

Mascali
Comune di Mascali
Panorama Mascali.jpg
Coat of arms of Mascali
Location of Mascali
Mascali is located in Italy
Mascali
Mascali
Location of Mascali in Italy
Mascali is located in Sicily
Mascali
Mascali
Mascali (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°45′N 15°12′E / 37.750°N 15.200°E / 37.750; 15.200Coordinates: 37°45′N 15°12′E / 37.750°N 15.200°E / 37.750; 15.200
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityCatania (CT)
FrazioniCarrabba, Fondachello, Montargano, Nunziata, Portosalvo, Puntalazzo, Santa Venera, Sant’Anna, Sant'Antonino, Tagliaborse
Government
 • MayorLuigi Messina
Area
 • Total37.7 km2 (14.6 sq mi)
Elevation
18 m (59 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2016)[3]
 • Total14,234
 • Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Mascalesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
95016, 95010
Dialing code095
Patron saintSt. Leonard of Noblac
Saint day6 November
WebsiteOfficial website
The old city of Mascali destroyed by lava flow in 1928.

The town of Mascali was entirely rebuilt after its almost complete destruction by lava from the nearby Etna in 1928.[4]

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.
  4. ^ Duncan, A.M.; Dibben, C.; Chester, D.K.; Guest, J.E. (1996). "The 1928 Eruption of Mount Etna Volcano, Sicily, and the Destruction of the Town of Mascali". Disasters. 20 (1): 1–20. doi:10.1111/j.1467-7717.1996.tb00511.x.

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