Linguaglossa

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Linguaglossa
Comune
Comune di Linguaglossa
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Coat of arms of Linguaglossa
Coat of arms
Linguaglossa is located in Italy
Linguaglossa
Linguaglossa
Location of Linguaglossa in Italy
Coordinates: 37°51′N 15°08′E / 37.850°N 15.133°E / 37.850; 15.133
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Catania (CT)
Frazioni Catena
Government
 • Mayor Rosa Maria Alfia Vecchio
Area
 • Total 58 km2 (22 sq mi)
Elevation 550 m (1,800 ft)
Population (July 2006)
 • Total 5,361
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym Linguaglossesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95015
Dialing code 095
Patron saint St. Giles
Saint day September 1
Website Official website

Linguaglossa (Sicilian: Linguarossa) is a town and comune in the Province of Catania in Italy, located on the northern side of Mount Etna. It was founded on a lava stream in 1566 which is reflected in the Sicilian name "tongue red".

Sights of Linguaglossa include the Chiesa Madre, also known as "La Matrice", erected in 1613, and the Chiesa di S. Egidio, who is the town's patron saint.

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