|Città di Vittoria|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Province of Ragusa (RG)|
|• Total||181.31 km2 (70.00 sq mi)|
|Elevation||168 m (551 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2006)|
|• Density||340/km2 (870/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||San Giovanni Battista|
|Saint day||First Sunday of July|
With its 62,748 inhabitants Vittoria is the most populated municipality of the province of Ragusa after Ragusa. Vittoria is the youngest town in the province and it presents a modern checkerboard structure, with wide and straight streets.
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's pine" (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). Victoria 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 at 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.
The town's womenfolk are known to still do intricate embroideries, first adopted during the period of Arab rule in Sicily.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Vittoria is twinned with:
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