Ramacca [raˈmakka] is a comune (municipality) in a mountainous area in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region of Sicily, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Catania. It lies west of the Plain of Catania. Ramacca borders the following municipalities: Agira, Aidone, Assoro, Belpasso, Castel di Judica, Lentini, Mineo, Palagonia, Paternò, Raddusa.

Ramacca
Comune di Ramacca
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Location of Ramacca
Ramacca is located in Italy
Ramacca
Ramacca
Location of Ramacca in Italy
Ramacca is located in Sicily
Ramacca
Ramacca
Ramacca (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°23′N 14°42′E / 37.383°N 14.700°E / 37.383; 14.700Coordinates: 37°23′N 14°42′E / 37.383°N 14.700°E / 37.383; 14.700
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityCatania (CT)
FrazioniLibertinia
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Limoli
Area
 • Total306.44 km2 (118.32 sq mi)
Elevation
270 m (890 ft)
Population
 (31 March 2018)[3]
 • Total10,854
 • Density35/km2 (92/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ramacchesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
95040
Dialing code095
WebsiteOfficial website

Its name derives from the Arabic Rahal Mohac which means Hamlet of Mohac.

Ramacca is home to the Sagra del Carciofo, which is an artichoke festival held every April. The economy of Ramacca is largely based on the cultivation of artichokes.

ReferencesEdit

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