Lampedusa e Linosa

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Lampedusa e Linosa
Comune
Comune di Lampedusa e Linosa
View of the town of Lampedusa from the harbor
View of the town of Lampedusa from the harbor
Coat of arms of Lampedusa e Linosa
Coat of arms
Lampedusa e Linosa is located in Italy
Lampedusa e Linosa
Lampedusa e Linosa
Location of Lampedusa e Linosa in Italy
Coordinates: 35°30′N 12°36′E / 35.500°N 12.600°E / 35.500; 12.600Coordinates: 35°30′N 12°36′E / 35.500°N 12.600°E / 35.500; 12.600
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceAgrigento (AG)
FrazioniCala Creta, Cala Francese, Grecale, Terranova
Government
 • MayorSalvatore Martello
Area
 • Total25.48 km2 (9.84 sq mi)
Elevation16 m (52 ft)
Population (31-12-2016)[1]
 • Total6,572
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lampedusano(i), Linosano(i)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code92010
Dialing code0922
Patron saintMadonna of Porto Salvo
Saint daySeptember 22
WebsiteOfficial website

Lampedusa e Linosa (Sicilian: Lampidusa e Linusa) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region of Sicily.

Located about 220 km (137 miles) southwest of Agrigento and about 260 km (162 miles) southeast of Tunis, it is most the southern comune of Italy.

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Lampedusa e Linosa includes the isles of Lampedusa, Linosa and Lampione, collectively known as the Pelagie Islands.

History[edit]

The colonization of the island of Lampedusa started in 1843 under the Bourbon. The comune of Lampedusa e Linosa was founded on 12 June 1878.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Lampedusa e Linosa is twinned with:

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Lampedusa e Linosa at Wikimedia Commons