San Gregorio di Catania

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San Gregorio di Catania
Comune di San Gregorio di Catania
San Gregorio di Catania is located in Italy
San Gregorio di Catania
San Gregorio di Catania
Location of San Gregorio di Catania in Italy
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Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Catania (CT)
 • Mayor Corsaro Carmelo
 • Total 5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Elevation 321 m (1,053 ft)
Population (2007[1])
 • Total 11,230
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sangregoresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95027
Dialing code 095
Patron saint Pope Gregory I (Saint Gregory the Great)
Saint day September 3
Website Official website

San Gregorio di Catania (Sicilian: San Grigoriu) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 170 kilometres (110 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 7 kilometres (4 mi) northeast of Catania.

San Gregorio di Catania borders the following municipalities: Aci Castello, Catania, San Giovanni la Punta, Tremestieri Etneo, Valverde.


The early 19th century saw the abolition of feudalism and barony. At that time the "Giurati" or "Jury" was replaced with the "Decurionato", a group ten men elected by common people and approved by the king. After Italian unification, in 1860, the "Decurionato" was also abolished and replaced by a modern administrative system. The only exception was during the fascist period when the mayor was replaced by a "Podestà". San Gregorio took its name from its patron saint, Pope Gregory I.


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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