Province o Messina

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Province o Messina
Province
Map heichlichtin the location o the province o Messina in Italy
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Region Sicily
Caipital(s) Messina
Comuni 108
Government
 • Preses Salvatore Leonardi
Area
 • Total 3,247 km2 (1,254 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 662,450
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 98000-98100
Telephone prefix 090, 0941, 0942
Vehicle registration ME
ISTAT 083

Messina (Italian: Provincia di Messina; Sicilian: Pruvincia di Missina) is a province in the autonomous island region o Sicily in Italy. Its caipital is the ceety o Messina.

Geography an demography[eedit | eedit soorce]

It haes an aurie o 3,247 km² (12.6% o total o the island), an a total population o 662,450 (2001, 13% o the total population o Sicily). There are 108 comuni (singular: comune) in the province [1], see Comuni o the Province o Messina.

Giardini Naxos, a popular resort in the Province of Messina

The province includes the Aeolian Islands, aw pairt o the comune o Lipari (wi the exception o Salina). The territory is lairgely muntainous, wi the exception o alluvional plain at the mooths o the various rivers. The lairgest plain is that in the aurie atween Milazzo an Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, which, thegither wi Messina, form a metropolitan aurie o some 500,000 inhabitants, ane o the lairgest in soothren Italy. Hintle o the population is concentratit in the coastal aurie, efter the hill touns hae been lairgely abandoned frae the 19t century.

The main muntain ridges are the Peloritani (up tae 1300 m) an the Nebrodi (up tae 1,900 m) muntains, which are includit in a Regional Natural Reserve.

Rivers o the province include the Alcantara an the Pollina, which forms the border wi the province o Palermo at wast.

The main comunes by population are:

Comune Population
Messina 246,951
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto 41,157
Milazzo 32,600
Patti 13,241
Sant'Agata di Militello 13,026
Capo d'Orlando 12,928
Taormina 10,909
Lipari 10,782

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