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Comune di Messina
Flag of Messina
Flag
CountryItaly
RegionSicily Sicily
ProvinceMessina (ME)
FrazioniSee list
Government
 • MayorRenato Accorinti
Area
 • Total211 km2 (81 sq mi)
Elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2005)
 • Total247,592
 • Density1,173.4/km2 (3,039/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
98100
Patron saintMadonna of the Letter
Saint day3 June
Websitewww.comune.messina.it

Messina (in sicilian Missìna) is a city in the region of Sicily. It is the capital of the Province of Messina. About 250,000 people live in and about 500,000 people live around Messina. This makes it the third-largest city in Sicily. It has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa in the Koeppen climate classification).

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