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.

Riposto
Comune di Riposto
Tramonto Riposto.jpg
Coat of arms of Riposto
Location of Riposto
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Riposto is located in Italy
Riposto
Riposto
Location of Riposto in Italy
Riposto is located in Sicily
Riposto
Riposto
Riposto (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°44′N 15°12′E / 37.733°N 15.200°E / 37.733; 15.200Coordinates: 37°44′N 15°12′E / 37.733°N 15.200°E / 37.733; 15.200
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityCatania (CT)
FrazioniAltarello, Archi, Carruba, Praiola, Quartirello, Torre Archirafi
Government
 • MayorEnzo Caragliano
Area
 • Total12.9 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2016)[2]
 • Total14,790
 • Density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
DemonymRipostesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
95018
Dialing code095
Patron saintSt. Peter
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

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.[3][4]

GeographyEdit

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.

PeopleEdit

See alsoEdit

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.
  3. ^ "La Storia della Città" (in Italian).
  4. ^ "Town of Riposto".

External linksEdit

  Media related to Riposto at Wikimedia Commons