Pedara (Sicilian: Pirara) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 224 kilometres (139 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 11 kilometres (7 mi) north of Catania.

Pedara
Comune di Pedara Sindaco = Guardone alberto
Location of Pedara
Pedara is located in Italy
Pedara
Pedara
Location of Pedara in Italy
Pedara is located in Sicily
Pedara
Pedara
Pedara (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°37′N 15°4′E / 37.617°N 15.067°E / 37.617; 15.067Coordinates: 37°37′N 15°4′E / 37.617°N 15.067°E / 37.617; 15.067
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityCatania (CT)
Government
 • MayorAntonio Fallica
Area
 • Total19.23 km2 (7.42 sq mi)
Elevation
610 m (2,000 ft)
Population
 (31 March 2018)[2]
 • Total14,589
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pedaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
95030
Dialing code095
Patron saintAnnunciation of Mary
Saint day25 March
WebsiteOfficial website

Pedara borders the municipalities of Mascalucia, Nicolosi, San Giovanni la Punta, Trecastagni, Tremestieri Etneo, and Zafferana Etnea.

EconomyEdit

TourismEdit

During the summer season, it is a vacation resort due to the cooler climate than Catania because of the altitude. In the northernmost part is the ancient rural village of Tarderia, surrounded by a large extension of chestnut groves with mountain flora and alpine tree species. From Pedara one can easily reach Etna (about 15 km.). Along the provincial road to Etna, the fossa del Salto del Cane, an ancient extinct crater with an equipped area (Base Point for Hiking in the Etna Park).

ReferencesEdit

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

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