FACTOID # 13: New York has America's lowest percentage of residents who are veterans.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Catana
Location within Italy
Location within Italy

Catania is the second largest city of Sicily and is the capital of the province which bears its name. With 306,464 inhabitants it has the second highest population density on the island. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1805x2243, 177 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1805x2243, 177 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Sicilian disambiguates here; see also Sicilian language or Sicilian Defence. ...


It is located at 37° 31'N 15° 04'E on the east coast of the island, half way between Messina and Siracusa and is at the foot of the active volcano Mount Etna. Messina, Italy Strait of Messina, Italy. ... Map of central Mediterranean Sea, showing location of Syracuse on the island of Sicily. ... Mount Etna (also known locally as Muncibeddhu or simply iddhu (him, as in the mountain) in Sicilian) is an active volcano on the east coast of Sicily, close to Messina and Catania. ...


It was founded in the 8th century BC by Greek colonizers from Chalcis in Euboea led by Evarco, used to be called Ætna, after the volcano, c. 480–461 BC and has also been known as Katane (see also List of traditional Greek place names). It was extensively destroyed by earthquakes in 1169 and 1693 and by lava flows which ran over and around it into the sea. Chalcis or Chalkida, Halkida, Halkis or Chalkis (Greek, Modern: Χαλκίδα, Ancient/Katharevousa: -is), the chief town of the island of Euboea in Greece, situated on the strait of the Euripus at its narrowest point. ... Euboea or Negropont (Modern Greek: Εύβοια Evia, Ancient Greek Εúβοια Eúboia; see also List of traditional Greek place names), is the largest island of the Greek archipelago. ... This is a list of traditional Greek place names. ... Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998. ...


The first Sicilian university was founded there in 1434. The University of Catania (Italian: Università di Catania) is a university located in Catania, Italy, and founded in 1434. ... Events May 30, Battle of Lipany in the Hussite Wars Jan van Eyck paints the wedding of Giovanni Arnoflini The Honorable Passing of Arms at the bridge of Obrigo The Portuguese reach Cape Bojador in Western Sahara. ...


The city's patronal saint is Saint Agata. Saint Agatha (died AD 251) is a Christian saint. ...


The city has been buried by lava a total of seven times in recorded history, and in layers under the present day city are the Roman city that preceded it, and the Greek city before that. Today, the tops of the immense Greek and Roman amphitheatres are at street level and in several places the adventurous can descend into the numerous and uncharted tunnels under the city, although the perils of finding pockets of poisonous gas or being found down there by nasty people make this highly unadvisable. The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed. ... The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed. ...

Catania duomo. Giovanni Battista Vaccarini's principal façade of 1736, is an example of the city's Sicilian Baroque
Catania duomo. Giovanni Battista Vaccarini's principal façade of 1736, is an example of the city's Sicilian Baroque

Under the city runs the river Amenano, visible in just one point, on the south side of Piazza Duomo. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 376 KB) Author : Urban Description : Duomo (cathédrale), Catane, Sicilia Body : Canon Powershot A80 Date : August, 2005 File links The following pages link to this file: Catania Sicilian Baroque ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 376 KB) Author : Urban Description : Duomo (cathédrale), Catane, Sicilia Body : Canon Powershot A80 Date : August, 2005 File links The following pages link to this file: Catania Sicilian Baroque ... Giovanni Battista Vaccarini was born in Palermo in 1702, he did in 1768 He was a Sicilian architect, notable for his work in the Baroque style in his homeland during the period of massive rebuilding following the earthquake of 1693. ... Illustration 1: Sicilian Baroque. ...


It has a commercial seaport in the city, an international airport (Catania Fontanarossa) to the South, a central train station (Catania Centrale) on the main lines Messina-Syracuse, Catania-Gela and Catania-Palermo, as well as the privately-owned small-gauge Circumetnea railway which runs for 110 km from Catania round the base of Mount Etna, attaining the height of 976 m above sea level before descending to rejoin the coast at Giarre-Riposto to the North. In the late 1990s/early 2000s the first line of an underground railway was built under the city, extending the Circumetnea from its stop on the north side of town to the Central Railway Station on the southeast. Location within Italy Messina with a population of about 260,000 is the third largest city on the island of Sicily, Italy and the capital of the province of Messina. ... Map of central Mediterranean Sea, showing location of Syracuse on the island of Sicily. ... Gela is a commune in the province of Caltanissetta, in the island of Sicily, Italy. ... Nickname: Palermu Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


In the late 1980s and 1990s Catania had a unique popular music scene with local radio stations. As a result of these idiosyncratic and regional radio stations Catania boasted a youth culture in which indie pop and indie rock from lesser known international bands like. As a result of the eclectic taste in indie pop and indie rock Catania has been the birthplace of a number of dynamic and unusual independent music record labels. The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... In the context of popular music, the term indie (from independent) is often used to refer to a number of genres, scenes, subcultures and stylistic and cultural attributes, characterised by (real or perceived) independence from commercial pop music and mainstream culture and an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach. ...


Over the last decade, Catania has seen an explosion in its nightlife. In 1992 the city streets were almost deserted from 8pm until 8am but ten years later, thanks to more permissive licensing, restaurants, cafe's and bars are open and the streets and squares are lively until 3 and 4 in the morning. 1992 (MCMXCII in Roman) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Catania is also the Italian city with the highest number of theaters per square kilometer, with numerous professional and amateur theatre companies based there.


It is the home of Amatori Catania rugby union team, and Calcio Catania football team. Amatori Catania is a Italian rugby union club currently competing in Super 10. ... Calcio Catania is a Italian football club based in Catania, Sicily. ...


See also

  • Etna valley

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Catania

This article incorporates some information taken from http://www.hostkingdom.net/ with permission. Other material is translated from the Italian wikipedia site. Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Catana's Page (2997 words)
Catana had her first non-sailing weekend a week later, as I was too lazy to go out on a rather windy afternoon -- but we did do some quality floating in the inflatable dinghy.
Catana was now looking rather threadbare -- but Jörg's garage was filling up with red-oak panels, neatly cut and varnished.
Catana's new main sail is currently being made by the fabulous folks at Pineapple Sails...
Catana 52 Ocean Class: Charter the new Queen of the Caribbean in Martinique. St. Lucia, and the Grenadines (157 words)
Catana 52 Ocean Class: Charter the new Queen of the Caribbean in Martinique.
She features Catana's legendary speed and hull shape as well as their large portholes which give a feeling of openness and space.
Catanas are notable for their dagger boards which enable higher pointing and speed.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m