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Sicily (Italian: Sicilia an Sicilian: Sicìlia, [siˈtʃiːlja]; [sɪˈɕilja]) is the lairgest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Alang wi the surroondin minor islands, it constitutes an autonomous region o Italy, the Regione Siciliana (Sicilian Autonomous Region an sicilian Riggiuna Sicìliana).

Autonomous region o Italy
Banner o Sicily
Coat o airms o Sicily
Coat o airms
Sicily in Italy.svg
Kintra Italy
Caipital Palermo
 • Preses Rosario Crocetta (Il Megafono)
 • Total 25,711 km2 (9,927 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2011)
 • Tot 5,051,075
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sicilian
 • Italian 15%
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP/ Nominal € 84.5[2] billion (2008)
GDP per capita € 16,600[3] (2008)

Sicily haes a rich an unique cultur, especially wi regard tae the airts, muisic, literatur, cuisine, airchitectur an leid. The Sicilian economy is diversifee'd. The agricultur sector is significant wi citrus fruits (mainly oranges an lemons), olives an olive ile, grapes an wine. Tourism an real estate are economically important for the island. Sicily an aa holds importance for aircheological an auncient steids such as the Necropolis o Pantalica, the Valley o the Temples an Selinunte.

Admeenistrative diveesionsEedit

Provinces o Sicily

Admeenistratively Sicily is dividit intae nine provinces, each wi a caipital ceety o the same name as the province. Sma surroondin islands are pairt o various Sicilian provinces an aw: Aeolian Islands o Messina, isle o Ustica (Palermo), Aegadian Islands (Trapani), isle o Pantelleria (Trapani) an Pelagian Islands (Agrigento).

Province Aurie (km2) Population[4] Density (inh./km2)
Province o Agrigento 3,042 453,594 149.1
Province o Caltanissetta 2,128 271,168 127.4
Province o Catania 3,552 1,090,620 307.0
Province o Enna 2,562 172,159 67.2
Province o Messina 3,247 652,742 201.0
Province o Palermo 4,992 1,249,744 250.3
Province o Ragusa 1,614 318,980 197.6
Province o Syracuse 2,109 403,559 191.3
Province o Trapani 2,460 436,240 177.3



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