Syracuse, Sicily

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Syracuse
Siracusa
Comune
Comune di Siracusa
Ortygia island, whaur Syracuse wis foondit in auncient Greek times. Moont Etna is veesible in the distance.
Ortygia island, whaur Syracuse wis foondit in auncient Greek times. Moont Etna is veesible in the distance.
Syracuse is located in Italy
Syracuse
Syracuse
Location of Syracuse in Italy
Coordinates: 37°05′N 15°17′E / 37.083°N 15.283°E / 37.083; 15.283
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan ceety Syracuse (SR)
Govrenment
 • Mayor Giancarlo Garrozzo (PD)
Aurie
 • Tot 204.1 km2 (78.8 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 17 m (56 ft)
Population (30 September 2011)
 • Tot 123,408
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Siracusani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 96100
Dialin code 0931
Patron saint Saunt Lucy
Saint day 13 December
Wabsteid comune.siracusa.it

Syracuse (/ˈsɪrəˌkjuːs, -ˌkjuːz/; Italian: Siracusa, pronounced [siraˈkuːza] ( listen); Sicilian: Sarausa; Laitin: Syrācūsae; Auncient Greek: Συράκουσαι, Syrakousai;[2] medieval Greek: Συρακοῦσαι) is a heestoric ceety in Sicily, the caipital o the province o Syracuse.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. ‘Ceety’ population (i.e. that o the comune or municipality) frae demographic balance: January-April 2009, ISTAT.
  2. Συράκουσαι. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project