Pozzallo

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Pozzallo
Comune di Pozzallo
Torre Cabrera
Coat of arms of Pozzallo
Coat of arms
Location of Pozzallo
Pozzallo is located in Italy
Pozzallo
Pozzallo
Location of Pozzallo in Italy
Pozzallo is located in Sicily
Pozzallo
Pozzallo
Pozzallo (Sicily)
Coordinates: 36°44′N 14°51′E / 36.733°N 14.850°E / 36.733; 14.850Coordinates: 36°44′N 14°51′E / 36.733°N 14.850°E / 36.733; 14.850
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceRagusa (RG)
Government
 • MayorRoberto Ammatuna
Area
 • Total15.38 km2 (5.94 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[3]
 • Total19,495
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pozzallesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
97016
Dialing code0932
Patron saintSt. John the Baptist
Saint dayJune 24
WebsiteOfficial website

Pozzallo (Sicilian: Puzzaddu) is a town and comune in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. As of March 2020, two beaches in Pozzallo hold a Blue Flag award, presented by the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education). This is an award given to beaches which meet strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services. Very few beaches retain this award in Sicily, including the two located in Pozzallo.[4]

Pozzallo is now a major summer tourist destination.

It is also a major port which creates the link between Sicily and Malta (about 90 minutes on high speed ferry) for passengers on a catamaran service.

References[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  4. ^ Blue Flag sites