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Gela
Comune
Comune di Gela
Gela town by the pier
Gela town by the pier
Gela is located in Italy
Gela
Gela
Location of 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
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan ceety Caltanissetta (CL)
Frazioni Manfria
Govrenment
 • Mayor Domenico Messinese (M5S)
Aurie
 • Tot 276 km2 (107 sq mi)
Elevation 46 m (151 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)
 • Tot 76,723
 • Density 280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Gelesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 93012
Dialin code 0933
Patron saint St. Maria dell'Alemanna
Saint day 8 September
Wabsteid Offeecial 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. In 1943 Gela wis the first Italian beach reached bi allies during the Invasion o Sicily frae the allies.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Gela". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.