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Riposto (Sicilian: Ripostu) is a comune (municipality) in the Catania area of southern Italy. The small seafront town is located about 220 kilometres (140 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Catania.
|Comune di Riposto|
|Coordinates: 37°44′N 15°12′E / 37.733°N 15.200°ECoordinates: 37°44′N 15°12′E / 37.733°N 15.200°E|
|Metropolitan city||Catania (CT)|
|Frazioni||Altarello, Archi, Carruba, Praiola, Quartirello, Torre Archirafi|
|• Mayor||Enzo Caragliano|
|• Total||12.9 km2 (5.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
(30 November 2016)
|• Density||1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Peter|
Riposto is both historically and literally connected to Mascali, a once fiefdom of which it had been apart of as its commercial port in the 16th century and until it had finally gained local autonomy from in the 18th century. In the early 19th century, the town would be administratively merged with Giarre and become Giarre-Riposto by Fascist Italy. It was not until 1945 would the two towns be administratively divided once again, following the end of World War II.
The town is located on the Ionian Coast, and borders with the municipalities of Acireale, Giarre and Mascali. Its frazioni are Altarello, Archi, Carruba, Praiola, Quartirello and Torre Archirafi.
- Franco Battiato (1945–2021), singer-songwriter
- Federico Cafiero (1914–1980), mathematician
- ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- ^ "La Storia della Città" (in Italian).
- ^ "Town of Riposto".
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