Metropolitan City of Palermo

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Metropolitan City of Palermo
Palermo photographed from the gulf, 22 april 2012.jpg
Coat of arms of Metropolitan City of Palermo
Coat of arms
Location of the Metropolitan City of Palermo
Location of the Metropolitan City of Palermo
Country Italy
RegionSicily
Established4 August 2015
CapitalPalermo
Comuni82
Government
 • MayorLeoluca Orlando
Area
 • Total5,009.28 km2 (1,934.09 sq mi)
Population
(31 December 2017)
 • Total1,260,193
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISTAT282[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

The Metropolitan City of Palermo (Italian: Città metropolitana di Palermo) is a metropolitan city in Sicily, Italy. Its capital is the city of Palermo. It replaced the Province of Palermo and comprises the city of Palermo and other 82 municipalities (comuni).

History[edit]

It was first created by the reform of local authorities (Law 142/1990) and then established by regional law on 15 August 2015.[2].

Geography[edit]

Territory[edit]

The Metropolitan City faces the Tyrrhenian Sea on the north, it while on the west it is bordered by the province of Trapani, on the south by the province of Agrigento and by that of Caltanissetta, to the east by the Metropolitan City of Messina and the province of Enna.

The island of Ustica is also included in the metropolitan territory.

Municipalities[edit]

The Metropolitan City includes 82 comuni (municipalities):

Transport[edit]

The Metropolitan City is served by three motorways, two of which start in Palermo: A19 to Catania and Termini Imerese; A20, departing from the former and leading to Messina; and A29, to Mazara del Vallo and Trapani.

Railroads include the Palermo-Messina and the Palermo-Catania.

There are two airports: Palermo-Boccadifalco and Palermo Punta Raisi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Codici delle città metropolitane al 1° gennaio 2017". www.istat.it (in Italian). 23 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Città metropolitane-legge 4 agosto 2015 n 15" (PDF) (in Italian).

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