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Province o Ragusa

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Province o Ragusa
Map heichlichtin the location o the province o Ragusa in Italy
Map heichlichtin the location o the province o Ragusa in Italy
Kintra Italy
 • PresesGiovanni Francesco Antoci
 • Total1614 km2 (623 sq mi)
 • Total308,103
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
97100, 97010-97015, 97017-97019
Telephone prefix0932
Vehicle registrationRG

The Province o Ragusa (Italian: Provincia di Ragusa; Sicilian: Pruvincia 'i Rausa) is a province in the autonomous region o Sicily in Italy, locatit in the sooth-east o the island. Its caipital is the ceety o Ragusa, which is the maist sootherly provincial caipital in Italy.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Frae Scoglitti tae Pozzallo, the Ragusan coastline is approximately 85 kilometres lang. Alang the Ragusan coast are mony fishin veelages sic as Kaukana, Punta Secca, Marina di Ragusa an Marina di Modica. The Hyblaean Muntains are dominatin the north o the province an its heichest peaks are Monte Lauro, Monte Casale an Monte Arcibessi. The rivers o the province are the Irminio, Dirillo an Ippari an the anerlie lake in the province is the Lago di Santa Rosalia alang the course o the Irminio river. The skyline o Ragusa is punctuatit bi the touers, domes an cupolas o the mony exquisite kirks for which the province is kent. The aurie is maistly unspoilt, as durin the 19t century an early 20t century thare wis lairge migration frae Ragusa tae the mair prosperous auries o Italy an abroad.

It haes an aurie o 1,614 km², an a tot population o 295,264 (2001). Thare are 12 comunes (Italian: comuni) in the province [1] Archived 2007-08-07 at the Wayback Machine, see Comunes o the Province o Ragusa. Bi population, thay are:

Commune Population
Ragusa 72,483
Vittoria 60,918
Modica 53,448
Comiso 29,489
Scicli 25,855
Pozzallo 18,393
Ispica 14,823
Santa Croce Camerina 9,397
Acate 8,340
Chiaramonte Gulfi 8,085
Monterosso Almo 3,357
Giarratana 3,255

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

File:Marina di Ragusa07.jpg
The beach in Marina di Ragusa.

Some o Ragusa province haes cheenged dramatically ower the last twenty years, lairgely due tae tourism. Houiver, mony places in Ragusa remain untouched bi the last twa centuries, an the atmosphere o the 18t century still pervades them. Industries can be foond in the touns o Ragusa an Pozzallo whaur the twa major industrial auries are locatit. The wast an sooth o the province are mainly dedicated tae the intensive fermin in greenhouses an the local vegetables leave frae the Market of Vittoria tae be exportit tae aw o Europe makin the province o Ragusa ane o the biggest producers o greenhoose produce. In the auries aroond Ragusa an Modica cattle fermin is at the heichest levels in the region for milk, dairy an meat production. Tourism seems tae hae nou replaced the fishin industry as the principal soorce o employment alang the coast.

Transports[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Thare are no motorways in the province an the main roads are the National SS.115 that crosses frae wast (Gela) tae east (Syracuse) an the SS.514 that running north connects Ragusa tae Catania. The SP.25 (Provincial Road) runs sooth frae Ragusa tae Marina di Ragusa.
  • The 120 km o railwey network o the province are entirely on single track an nae electrified. Regional trains run regularly connecting the major ceeties.
  • Comiso Airport during the cauld-war wis the biggest NATO base in Europe an haes recently been refurbished tae be convertit frae militar tae ceevil airport.
  • The Port o Pozzallo is the anly cargo an passengers port (service tae Malta), an is locatit in the soothren pairt o the province.
  • The ither ports are either fishin ports lik Scoglitti an Donnalucata or Marinas for touristic boats lik Marina di Ragusa an Punta Secca.
Cathedral o San Giovanni, Ragusa.
Duomo o San Giorgio, Ragusa Ibla.
Duomo o San Giorgio, Modica.

Sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Baroque[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceeties o Ragusa, Modica an Scicli contain mony examples o baroque airchitectur an frae 2002 are pairt o the Warld Heritage. The main monuments are:

  • Cathedral o San Giovanni (Ragusa)
  • Portal o San Giorgio (Ragusa Ibla)
  • Duomo o San Giorgio (Ragusa Ibla)
  • Duomo o San Giorgio (Modica)
  • Duomo o San Pietro (Modica)
  • Kirk o San Bartolomeo (Scicli)
  • Palazzo Beneventano (Scicli)

Aircheology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Castles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Castle o Donnafugata, near Ragusa, is a beautiful ensaumple o kintra residence o the Baron Corrado Arezzo that dominates the surroondin countryside.
  • Castle o the Coonts o Modica in Modica toun centre.
  • Castle o Naselli d’Aragona in Comiso datin tae 1576.
  • Ruins o the fortress o Parco Forza in Ispica.
  • Acate is hoosin the Castle o the Prince o Biscari constructit oreeginally in 1494, it is a commandin featur o the toun square. The construction o the castle wis ordered bi Baron Guglielmo Raimondo Paternò, its gowden coloured stane wirk haes been modifeed mony times durin its lang history, it nou appears mair as an 18t century palazzo than a castle, awtho some crenelations an touers remain.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]