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
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Agrigento (AG)
Frazioni Cala Creta, Cala Francese, Grecale, Terranova
Government
 • Mayor Giusi Nicolini
Area
 • Total 25.48 km2 (9.84 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 6,537
 • Density 260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lampedusani, Linosani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 92010
Dialing code 0922
Patron saint Madonna of Porto Salvo
Saint day September 22
Website Official 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 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