Acquedolci

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Acquedolci

Acquaduci o Acquaruci
Comune di Acquedolci
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Coat of arms of Acquedolci
Coat of arms
Location of Acquedolci
Acquedolci is located in Italy
Acquedolci
Acquedolci
Location of Acquedolci in Italy
Acquedolci is located in Sicily
Acquedolci
Acquedolci
Acquedolci (Sicily)
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
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityMessina (ME)
Government
 • MayorAlvaro Riolo
Area
 • Total12.93 km2 (4.99 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total5,663
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Acquedolcesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
98070
Dialing code0941
Patron saintSt. Benedict the Moor
Saint dayApril 4
WebsiteOfficial 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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  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.