Acate

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Acate
Comune
Comune di Acate
Acate (Rg) Piazza Libertà e Chiesa Madre.jpg
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
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceRagusa (RG)
FrazioniMarina di Acate
Government
 • MayorGiovanni Di Natale
Area
 • Total101.4 km2 (39.2 sq mi)
Elevation199 m (653 ft)
Population (30 November 2017)[1]
 • Total11,325
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Acatesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code97011
Dialing code0932
Patron saintSt. Vincent Martyr
WebsiteOfficial website

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.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from ISTAT