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The Metropolitan City of Catania (Italian: Città metropolitana di Catania) is a metropolitan city in Sicily, southern Italy. Its capital is the city of Catania. It replaced the Province of Catania and comprises the city of Catania and other 57 municipalities (comuni).

Metropolitan City of Catania
An aerial view of the Metropolitan City around Catania. Mt. Etna is the peak at a distance.
An aerial view of the Metropolitan City around Catania. Mt. Etna is the peak at a distance.
Location of the Metropolitan City of Catania
Location of the Metropolitan City of Catania
Coordinates: 37°31′00″N 15°04′00″E / 37.51667°N 15.06667°E / 37.51667; 15.06667Coordinates: 37°31′00″N 15°04′00″E / 37.51667°N 15.06667°E / 37.51667; 15.06667
Country Italy
RegionSicily
Established4 August 2015
Capital(s)Catania
Comuni58
Government
 • Metropolitan MayorSalvo Pogliese
Area
 • Total3,573.68 km2 (1,379.81 sq mi)
Population
 (28 February 2017)
 • Total1,112,328
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISTAT287[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

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HistoryEdit

It was first created by the reform of local authorities (Law 142/1990) and then established by the regional law 15 August 2015.[2]

GeographyEdit

GovernmentEdit

List of Metropolitan Mayors of CataniaEdit

  Metropolitan Mayor Term start Term end Party
1 Enzo Bianco 8 June 2016 18 June 2018 Democratic Party
2 Salvo Pogliese 18 June 2018 Incumbent Forza Italia

TransportationEdit

There are many major roads that cross the territory of the province. The S.S 114 (Messina-Catania-Siracusa) links many of the coastal towns from Messina to Siracusa, the S.S 121 (Catania-Caltanissetta-Palermo), which links the east coast to Palermo through the major towns of Misterbianco, Paternò and Adrano. The S.S 417 (Catania-Gela) links Catania to the towns of Gela and Caltagirone. There are also the A18 Messina-Catania and A19 Catania-Palermo motorways that pass through the province.

The S.S 114 and S.S 192 (Catania-Enna) start from the Catania by pass whilst the SS.514 runs through the southern part of the province and connects to Ragusa.

The main railroad is that connecting Messina to Syracuse.

Ferries are active from the port of Catania to Livorno, Malta and Naples.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Codici delle città metropolitane al 1° gennaio 2017". www.istat.it (in Italian). 23 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Città metropolitane-legge 4 agosto 2015 n 15" (PDF) (in Italian).

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