Vittoria, Sicily

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Vittoria
Comune
Città di Vittoria
Vittoria is located in Italy
Vittoria
Vittoria
Location of Vittoria in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Ragusa (RG)
Frazioni Scoglitti
Area
 • Total 181.31 km2 (70.00 sq mi)
Elevation 168 m (551 ft)
Population (31 December 2006)[1]
 • Total 61,221
 • Density 340/km2 (870/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vittoriesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 97019
Dialing code 0932
Patron saint San Giovanni Battista
Saint day First Sunday of July
Website Official website

Vittoria [vitˈtɔːrja] is a town and comune in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy.[1]

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[edit]

Vittoria is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dana Facaros; Michael Pauls (2008). Sicily (illustrated ed.). New Holland Publishers. p. 77. ISBN 9781860113970.