Acquedolci

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Acquedolci
Acquaduci o Acquaruci
Comune
Comune di Acquedolci
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Coat of arms of Acquedolci
Coat of arms
Acquedolci is located in Italy
Acquedolci
Acquedolci
Location of Acquedolci in Italy
Coordinates: 38°3′N 14°35′E / 38.050°N 14.583°E / 38.050; 14.583Coordinates: 38°3′N 14°35′E / 38.050°N 14.583°E / 38.050; 14.583
Country Italy
Region Sicily Sicily
Metropolitan city Messina (ME)
Government
 • Mayor Alvaro Riolo
Area
 • Total 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (31 March 2016)
 • Total 5,739
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Acquedolcesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 98070
Dialing code 0941
Patron saint St. Benedict the Moor
Saint day April 4
Website Official website

Acquedolci (Sicilian: Acquaduci) is an Italian town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina in Sicily.

Its name, that can be translated in English as "sweet waters", probably came from the fresh water springs which are part of the town territory. The inhabited centre was founded in 1922, following a landslide which damaged the town of San Fratello, forcing a large part of the population to relocate there. Acquedolci, which was a frazione of San Fratello, obtained comune status in 1969.

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