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Gela
Comune di Gela
Gela town by the pier
Gela town by the pier
Gela is locatit in Italy
Gela
Gela
Location o Gela in Italy
Coordinates: 37°04′N 14°15′E / 37.067°N 14.250°E / 37.067; 14.250Coordinates: 37°04′N 14°15′E / 37.067°N 14.250°E / 37.067; 14.250
KintraItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceCaltanissetta (CL)
FrazioniManfria
Govrenment
 • MayorDomenico Messinese (M5S)
Area
 • Total276 km2 (107 sq mi)
Elevation
46 m (151 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2014)
 • Tot76,723
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gelesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
93012
Dialin code0933
Patron sauntSt. Maria dell'Alemanna
Saunt day8 September
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

Gela (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒɛːla]; Auncient Greek: Γέλα[1]), is a ceety an comune in the Autonomous Region o Sicily, the lairgest for aurie an population in the island's soothren coast. It is pairt o the Caltanissetta province, bein the anly comune in Italy wi a population an aurie that exceeds thae o the province's caipital. Foondit bi Greek colonists frae Rhodes an Crete in 689 BC, Ghelas wis the maist influent polis in Sicily atween VII an VI centuries an the place whaur Aeschylus lived an dee'd in 456 BC.[2] In 1943 Gela wis the first Italian beach reached bi allies during the Invasion o Sicily frae the allies.

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