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Comune di Ramacca
Ramacca is located in Italy
Location of Ramacca in Italy
Coordinates: 37°23′N 14°42′E / 37.383°N 14.700°E / 37.383; 14.700Coordinates: 37°23′N 14°42′E / 37.383°N 14.700°E / 37.383; 14.700
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Catania (CT)
Frazioni Libertinia
 • Total 305.8 km2 (118.1 sq mi)
Elevation 270 m (890 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
 • Total 10,889
 • Density 36/km2 (92/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ramacchesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95040
Dialing code 095
Website Official website

Ramacca [raˈmakka] is a comune (municipality) in a mountainous area in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region of Sicily, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Catania. It lies west of the Plain of Catania. Ramacca borders the following municipalities: Agira, Aidone, Assoro, Belpasso, Castel di Judica, Lentini, Mineo, Palagonia, Paternò, Raddusa.

Its name derives from the Arabic Rahal Mohac which means Hamlet of Mohac.

Ramacca is home to the Sagra del Carciofo, which is an artichoke festival held every April. The economy of Ramacca is largely based on the cultivation of artichokes.

Ramacca's celebrated Artichoke Festival is held annually in April


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