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).


Banner o Sicily
Coat of airms o Sicily
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 • PresesRosario Crocetta (Il Megafono)
 • Total25711 km2 (9,927 sq mi)
 (31 December 2011)
 • Total5,051,075
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
 • Italian15%
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
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 diveesions

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


  1. "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT". Archived frae the original on 21 Januar 2012. Retrieved 23 Apryle 2010.
  2. "Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface (TGM) table". 11 Mairch 2011. Retrieved 2 Juin 2011.
  3. EUROPA - Press Releases - Regional GDP per inhabitant in 2008 GDP per inhabitant ranged from 28% of the EU27 average in Severozapaden in Bulgaria to 343% in Inner London
  4. Population May 2011, data from Demo Istat. Archived 2011-07-01 at the Wayback Machine

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Coordinates: 37°30′N 14°00′E / 37.500°N 14.000°E / 37.500; 14.000