Metropolitan City of Messina

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Metropolitan City of Messina
Metropolitan City
Palazzo del Leoni, the provincial seat
Palazzo del Leoni, the provincial seat
Location of the Metropolitan City of Messina
Location of the Metropolitan City of Messina
Coordinates: 38°11′00″N 15°33′00″E / 38.18333°N 15.55000°E / 38.18333; 15.55000Coordinates: 38°11′00″N 15°33′00″E / 38.18333°N 15.55000°E / 38.18333; 15.55000
Country  Italy
Region Sicily
Established 4 August 2015
Capital(s) Messina
Comuni 108
Government
 • Metropolitan Mayor Renato Accorinti
Area
 • Total 3,266.12 km2 (1,261.06 sq mi)
Population (28-2-2014)
 • Total 647,477
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISTAT 083
Website Official website

The Metropolitan City of Messina (Italian: Città metropolitana di Messina) is a metropolitan city in Sicily, Italy. Its capital is the city of Messina, it replaced the Province of Messina and comprises the city of Messina and other 107 municipalities (comuni). According to Eurostat[1] the FUA of the metropolitan area of Messina has in 2014 277,584 inhabitants.

History[edit]

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

Geography[edit]

Territory[edit]

The metropolitan city borders with the Metropolitan City of Palermo (the former Province of Palermo), the Metropolitan City of Catania (the former Province of Catania) and the Province of Enna. Part of its territory includes the Metropolitan area of the Strait of Messina, shared with Reggio Calabria.

Isola Bella, Taormina
Alcantara canyon
the Sanctuary of Tindari vore Marinello lakes


Municipalities[edit]

Religious Feasts and tradition[edit]

date Feast City
6 December Feast of Saint Nicholas Saponara
8 December Feast of the Immaculate Conception Saponara
13 December Feast of Saint Lucy Santa Lucia del Mela
6 January living Nativity scene Montalbano Elicona
20 January Feast of Saint Sebastian Mistretta
the 11-12 and third Sunday of May Feast of Saint Philip of Agira Limina
3 June Feast of the Madonna della Lettera Messina
3 June Feast of the Madonna della Lettera Itala
12 June Feast of the Madonna di Montalto Messina
13 June and following Sunday Feast of Anthony of Padua Milazzo
24 June Feast of Saint John the Baptist Castanea, Messina
2 July Feast of Our Lady of Graces Furci Siculo
first Sunday of July Feast of Saint Maria Annunziata Merì
first Sunday of July Feast of the Madonna of the saint water Valdina
first Sunday of July Feast of Our Lady of Graces Naso
second Sunday of July Feast of the Saint Guardian Angel Fondachelli-Fantina

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