Ramacca

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Ramacca
Comune
Comune di Ramacca
Ramacca is located in Italy
Ramacca
Ramacca
Location of Ramacca in Italy
Coordinates: 37°23′N 14°42′E / 37.383°N 14.700°E / 37.383; 14.700Coordinates: 37°23′N 14°42′E / 37.383°N 14.700°E / 37.383; 14.700
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Province of Catania (CT)
Frazioni Libertinia
Area
 • Total 305.8 km2 (118.1 sq mi)
Elevation 270 m (890 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 10,630
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Demonym Ramacchesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95040
Dialing code 095
Website Official website

Ramacca is a comune (municipality) in a mountainous area in the Province of Catania in the Italian region of Sicily, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Catania. It lies west of the Plain of Catania. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 10,630 and an area of 305.8 square kilometres (118.1 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of Ramacca contains the frazione (subdivision) Libertinia.

Ramacca borders the following municipalities: Agira, Aidone, Assoro, Belpasso, Castel di Judica, Lentini, Mineo, Palagonia, Paternò, Raddusa.

Its name derives from the Arabic Rahal Mohac which means Hamlet of Mohac.

Ramacca is noted for its annual Sagra del Carciofo, which is an artichoke festival held in April. The economy of Ramacca is largely based on the cultivation of artichokes.

Ramacca's celebrated Artichoke Festival is held annually in April

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.