Riposto

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Riposto
Comune
Comune di Riposto
Tramonto Riposto.jpg
Coat of arms of Riposto
Coat of arms
Riposto is located in Italy
Riposto
Riposto
Location of Riposto in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Catania (CT)
Frazioni Altarello, Archi, Carruba, Praiola, Quartirello, Torre Archirafi
Government
 • Mayor Carmelo Spitaleri
Area
 • Total 12.9 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (July 2006)[1]
 • Total 14,764
 • Density 1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Demonym Ripostesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95018
Dialing code 095
Patron saint St. Peter
Website Official website

Riposto (Sicilian: Ripostu) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 170 kilometres (110 mi) east of Palermo and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Catania.

History[edit]

During the fascist era Riposto was joined to Giarre under the name of Jonia, but separated again in 1945.

Geography[edit]

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.

Personalities[edit]

References[edit]

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

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External links[edit]

Media related to Riposto at Wikimedia Commons