Metropolitan City of Messina

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Metropolitan City of Messina
Palazzo del Leoni, the provincial seat
Palazzo del Leoni, the provincial seat
Location of the Metropolitan City of Messina
Location of the Metropolitan City of Messina
Coordinates: 38°11′00″N 15°33′00″E / 38.18333°N 15.55000°E / 38.18333; 15.55000Coordinates: 38°11′00″N 15°33′00″E / 38.18333°N 15.55000°E / 38.18333; 15.55000
Country Italy
RegionSicily
Established4 August 2015
Capital(s)Messina
Comuni108
Government
 • Metropolitan MayorCateno De Luca
Area
 • Total3,266.12 km2 (1,261.06 sq mi)
Population
(28-2-2014)
 • Total647,477
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISTAT283[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

The Metropolitan City of Messina (Italian: Città metropolitana di Messina) is a metropolitan city in Sicily, Italy. Its capital is the city of Messina. It replaced the Province of Messina and comprises the city of Messina and other 107 municipalities (comuni). According to Eurostat[2] the FUA of the metropolitan area of Messina had in 2014 277,584 inhabitants.

History[edit]

It was first created by the reform of local authorities (Law 142/1990) and then established by the regional law 15 August 2015.[3]

Geography[edit]

Territory[edit]

The metropolitan city borders with the Metropolitan City of Palermo (the former Province of Palermo), the Metropolitan City of Catania (the former Province of Catania) and the Province of Enna. Part of its territory includes the Metropolitan area of the Strait of Messina, shared with Reggio Calabria.

Isola Bella, Taormina
Alcantara canyon
The Sanctuary of Tindari
Feast of the Guardian Angel, the second Sunday of July at Fondachelli Fantina

Municipalities[edit]

Government[edit]

List of Metropolitan Mayors of Messina[edit]

  Metropolitan Mayor Term start Term end Party
1 Renato Accorinti 10 June 2016 10 October 2017 Independent (left-wing)
2 Cateno De Luca 26 June 2018 Incumbent Independent (centre)

Traditions[edit]

date Feast City
6 December Feast of Saint Nicholas Saponara
8 December Feast of the Immaculate Conception Saponara
13 December Feast of Saint Lucy Santa Lucia del Mela
6 January living Nativity scene Montalbano Elicona
20 January Feast of Saint Sebastian Mistretta
19 March Feast of Saint Joseph Oliveri
19 March and Tuesday after Easter Feast of Saint Joseph Piraino
19 March Feast of Saint Joseph Merì
the 11-12 and third Suturday of May Feast of Saint Philip of Agira Limina
3 June Feast of the Madonna della Lettera Messina
3 June Feast of the Madonna della Lettera Itala
12 June Feast of the Madonna di Montalto Messina
13 June and following Sunday Feast of Anthony of Padua Milazzo
24 June Feast of Saint John the Baptist Castanea, Messina
29 June Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul San Pier Niceto
2 July Feast of Our Lady of Graces Furci Siculo
first Sunday of July Feast of Saint Maria Annunziata Merì
first Sunday of July Feast of the Madonna of the saint water Valdina
first Sunday of July Feast of Our Lady of Graces Naso
second Sunday of July Feast of the Saint Guardian Angel Fondachelli-Fantina
16 July Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roccalumera
25 July Feast of the Saint James Capizzi
first Sunday of August Feast on the sea of the Saint Mary of Porto Salvo Santa Teresa di Riva
first Sunday of August Feast on the sea of the Saint Sebastian Graniti
3 August Feast of the Madonna of Dinnammare Larderia, Messina
5 August Feast of the Saint Mary of the Snows Santa Lucia del Mela
9–10 August Feast of Saint Lorenz Frazzanò
second Sunday of August Feast of Saint Lucy Savoca
second Sunday of August Feast of Saint Sebastian Gaggi
14–16 August Feast on the Assumption of Mary Gallodoro
15 August Feast on the Assumption of Mary Messina
15 August Feast on the Assumption of Mary Novara di Sicilia
first Sunday of September Feast of the Madonna of the chain Mongiuffi Melia
8 September Feast of the Madonna of the Divine providence Fondachelli-Fantina
7–8 September Feast of the black Madonna of Tindari Tindari

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Codici delle città metropolitane al 1° gennaio 2017". www.istat.it (in Italian). 23 December 2016.
  2. ^ http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=urb_lpop1&lang=en
  3. ^ "Città metropolitane-legge 4 agosto 2015 n 15" (PDF) (in Italian).

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