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Metropolitan City of Palermo
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Coat of arms
Location of the Metropolitan City of Palermo
Country  Italy
Region Sicily
Established 4 August 2015
Capital Palermo
Comuni 82
Government
 • Metropolitan Mayor Leoluca Orlando
Area
 • Total 5,009.28 km2 (1,934.09 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2017)
 • Total 1,260,193
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISTAT 282[1]
Website Official website

The Metropolitan City of Palermo (Italian: Città metropolitana di Palermo) is a metropolitan city in Sicily, Italy. Its capital is the city of Palermo. It replaced the Province of Palermo and comprises the city of Palermo and other 82 municipalities (comuni).

History[edit | edit source]

It was first created by the reform of local authorities (Law 142/1990) and then established by regional law on 15 August 2015.[2]

Geography[edit | edit source]

Territory[edit | edit source]

The Metropolitan City faces the Tyrrhenian Sea on the north, it while on the west it is bordered by the province of Trapani, on the south by the province of Agrigento and by that of Caltanissetta, to the east by the Metropolitan City of Messina and the province of Enna.

The island of Ustica is also included in the metropolitan territory.

Municipalities[edit | edit source]

The Metropolitan City includes 82 comuni (municipalities):

Government[edit | edit source]

List of Metropolitan Mayors of Palermo[edit | edit source]

  Metropolitan Mayor Term start Term end Party
1 Leoluca Orlando 7 June 2016 Incumbent Democratic Party

Transport[edit | edit source]

The Metropolitan City is served by three motorways, two of which start in Palermo: A19 to Catania and Termini Imerese; A20, departing from the former and leading to Messina; and A29, to Mazara del Vallo and Trapani.

Railroads include the Palermo-Messina and the Palermo-Catania.

There are two airports: Palermo-Boccadifalco and Palermo Punta Raisi.

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