Lampedusa e Linosa

Lampedusa e Linosa (Sicilian: Lampidusa e Linusa) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region of Sicily. Located about 220 km (137 miles) southwest of Agrigento and about 260 km (162 miles) southeast of Tunis, it is the southernmost comune of Italy. It includes the isles of Lampedusa, Linosa and Lampione, collectively known as the Pelagie Islands.

Lampedusa e Linosa
Comune di Lampedusa e Linosa
View of the town of Lampedusa from the harbor

Coat of arms
Location of Lampedusa e Linosa
Lampedusa e Linosa
Location of Lampedusa e Linosa in Italy
Lampedusa e Linosa
Lampedusa e Linosa (Sicily)
Coordinates: 35°30′N 12°36′E
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceAgrigento (AG)
FrazioniCala Creta, Cala Francese, Grecale, Terranova
Government
  MayorSalvatore Martello
Area
  Total25.48 km2 (9.84 sq mi)
Elevation
16 m (52 ft)
Population
 (31-12-2016)[2]
  Total6,572
  Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lampedusano(i), Linosano(i)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
92010
Dialing code0922
Patron saintMadonna of Porto Salvo
Saint daySeptember 22
WebsiteOfficial website

Geography

The municipality of Lampedusa e Linosa includes the isles of Lampedusa, Linosa and Lampione, collectively known as the Pelagie Islands.

History

The colonisation of the island of Lampedusa started in 1843 under the Bourbon. The comune of Lampedusa e Linosa was founded on 12 June 1878.

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Lampedusa e Linosa is twinned with:

References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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