Acate

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For the river also known as Acate, see Dirillo.
Acate
Comune
Comune di Acate
Acate is located in Italy
Acate
Acate
Location of Acate in Italy
Coordinates: 37°02′02″N 14°29′39″E / 37.03389°N 14.49417°E / 37.03389; 14.49417
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Ragusa (RG)
Frazioni Marina di Acate
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Mario Caruso
Area
 • Total 101.4 km2 (39.2 sq mi)
Elevation 199 m (653 ft)
Population (31 December 2008)
 • Total 8,962
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym Acatesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 97011
Dialing code 0932
Patron saint St. Vincent Martyr

Acate (Sicilian: Acati) is a small town and comune in the south of Sicily, Italy, part of the province of Ragusa. It is located in the Dirillo River valley, 34 kilometres (21 mi) from Ragusa.

Until 1938 it was called Biscari, and its history dates back until the 14th century. During World War II it was the location of the Biscari Massacre, in which American troops killed numerous unarmed German and Italian soldiers.

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