Vittoria, Sicily

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Vittoria
Città di Vittoria
Church of the Graces
Church of the Graces
Vittoria within the Province of Ragusa
Vittoria within the Province of Ragusa
Location of Vittoria
Vittoria is located in Italy
Vittoria
Vittoria
Location of Vittoria in Italy
Vittoria is located in Sicily
Vittoria
Vittoria
Vittoria (Sicily)
Coordinates: 36°57′N 14°32′E / 36.950°N 14.533°E / 36.950; 14.533Coordinates: 36°57′N 14°32′E / 36.950°N 14.533°E / 36.950; 14.533
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceRagusa (RG)
FrazioniScoglitti
Government
 • MayorCommissar[1]
Area
 • Total181.31 km2 (70.00 sq mi)
Elevation
168 m (551 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2016)[1]
 • Total64,212
 • Density350/km2 (920/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vittoriesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
97019
Dialing code0932
Patron saintSt. John the Baptist
Saint dayFirst Sunday of July
WebsiteOfficial website

Vittoria [vitˈtɔːrja] is a town and comune in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy.[4] With its 62,748 inhabitants Vittoria is the second most populated municipality of the province of Ragusa after Ragusa.

History[edit]

Vittoria is the youngest town in the province and it presents a modern checkerboard structure, with wide and straight streets. The town's womenfolk are known to still do intricate embroideries, first adopted during the period of Arab rule in Sicily.

Geography[edit]

The town was founded on a very fertile valley known as "Boscopiano". On the south of the city there is the "natural reserve of Aleppo pines" (Riserva naturale del Pino d'Aleppo). The coastlines along the sea are low and sandy with rare rocks. The highest point, though poorly mountainous, is Mount Calvo (250 meters). Vittoria is located between the municipalities of Acate and Ragusa, while the hillside is bordered by the towns of Comiso and Chiaramonte Gulfi. It is located 27 km from Ragusa and Gela, 108 km from Siracusa and 131 km from Catania. Vittoria has an altitude of 168 meters s.l.m. and an area of 181.31 km². Its only hamlet (frazione) is the seaside locality of Scoglitti. However, in addition to the urban area, it has 45 different contrade.[5]

Climate[edit]

The climate is typically Mediterranean, though slightly higher temperatures are usually recorded when compared to other municipalities in the area, due to the fact the city sits at a lower elevation. The coldest month of the year is January and the hottest July and August.

Economy[edit]

Vittoria is an important area in south-eastern Sicily, between the Hyblean plateau and the sea famous for cultivating Nero d’Avola and Frappato - two types of wine grapes destined for very important wines such as Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG. The city of Vittoria is home to the largest fruit and vegetable markets in Italy, and is the most important in Europe for tomatoes.[6]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Vittoria is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mafia, scioglimento Comune di Vittoria: le motivazioni
  2. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ Dana Facaros; Michael Pauls (2008). Sicily (illustrated ed.). New Holland Publishers. p. 77. ISBN 9781860113970.
  5. ^ comunevittoria.gov.it. "Aggiornamento Piano A.R.O. approvato con D.D.G. n. 625 del 22/05/2015" (PDF) (in Italian).
  6. ^ centrometeosicilia.it (December 7, 2018). "Vittoria (RG), fiore all'occhiello dell'agricoltura siciliana e non solo" (in Italian).

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