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Modica
MODICA (Sicilian : Muòrica, Greek : Μότουκα, Motouka, Latin : Mutyca or Motyca) is a city and comune in the Province of Ragusa
Province of Ragusa
, Sicily
Sicily
, southern Italy
Italy
. The city is situated in the Hyblaean Mountains . Its architecture has been recognised as providing outstanding testimony to the exuberant genius and final flowering of Baroque art in Europe and, along with other towns in the Val di Noto , is part of UNESCO Heritage Sites in Italy
Italy
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Main sights * 3 Economy * 4 Culture * 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYAccording to Thucydides
Thucydides
, the city was founded in 1360 BC or 1031 BC and was inhabited by the Sicels
Sicels
in the 7th century BC. It was probably a dependency of Syracuse
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Arturo Di Modica
ARTURO DI MODICA (born January 26, 1941) is an Italian artist, born in Vittoria , Sicily who became a naturalized US citizen. He is best known for his sculpture Charging Bull
Charging Bull
(also known as the Wall Street Bull, in reference to Wall Street
Wall Street
), which he installed without permission in front of the New York Stock Exchange in December 1987. The work cost US$ 350,000 of the artist's own money. The three-ton bronze piece is in its current location on loan to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation . In 2017, Di Modica opposed the installation of the Fearless Girl
Fearless Girl
sculpture across from his bull, calling it an "advertising trick" created by State Street Global and the advertising firm McCann
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Comune
The _COMUNE_ (IPA: ; plural: _comuni_, IPA: ) is a basic administrative division in Italy , roughly equivalent to a township or municipality . CONTENTS * 1 Importance and function * 2 Subdivisions * 3 Homonymy * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links IMPORTANCE AND FUNCTIONThe _comune_ provides many of the basic civil functions: registry of births and deaths, registry of deeds , and contracting for local roads and public works. It is headed by a mayor (_sindaco_) assisted by a legislative body, the _consiglio comunale_ (communal council), and an executive body, the _giunta comunale_ (communal committee). The mayor and members of the _consiglio comunale_ are elected together by resident citizens: the coalition of the elected mayor (who needs an absolute majority in the first or second round of voting) gains three fifths of the _consiglio's_ seats
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Italy
Coordinates : 43°N 12°E / 43°N 12°E / 43; 12 Italian Republic _Repubblica Italiana_ (Italian ) _ Flag Emblem ANTHEM: Il Canto degli Italiani _ (Italian ) "The Song of the Italians" Location of Italy (dark green) – in Europe (light green "> (light green) – Capital and largest city Rome 41°54′N 12°29′E / 41.900°N 12.483°E / 41.900; 12.483


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Regions Of Italy
The REGIONS OF ITALY (Italian: _regioni_) are the first-level administrative divisions of Italy , constituting its second NUTS administrative level . There are 20 regions, of which five are constitutionally given a broader amount of autonomy granted by special statutes. Each region, except for the Aosta Valley , is divided into provinces . Regions are autonomous entities with powers defined in the Constitution
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Sicily
SICILY (/ˈsɪsᵻli/ _SISS-i-lee_ ; Italian : _Sicilia_ , Sicilian : _Sicìlia_) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea . It is an autonomous region of Italy
Italy
, along with surrounding minor islands, officially referred to as _Regione Siciliana_ (in Italian , Sicilian Region). Sicily
Sicily
is located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula , from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina
Messina
. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna , the tallest active volcano in Europe, and one of the most active in the world, currently 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high. The island has a typical Mediterranean climate . The earliest archaeological evidence of human activity on the island dates from as early as 12,000 BC
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Provinces Of Italy
In Italy , a province (_provincia_) is an administrative division of intermediate level between a municipality (_comune _) and a region (_regione_). There are currently 107 provinces in Italy. On 3 April 2014, the Italian Chamber of Deputies gave its final approval to the Law n.56/2014 which involves the transformation of the Italian provinces into "institutional bodies of second level" and the birth of 10 special Metropolitan cities . A further 4 such cities were added later. The reorganization of the Italian provinces became operative by January 2015. The new law which transforms the provinces is preliminary to their abolition, as a revision of the second part of the Italian Constitution is needed in order to change the current bicameral parliamentary system and to abolish
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Metropolitan Cities Of Italy
The METROPOLITAN CITY (_città metropolitana_ in Italian) is an administrative division of Italy , operative since 2015. The metropolitan city, as defined by law, includes a large core city and the smaller surrounding towns that are closely related to it with regard to economic activities and essential public services, as well as to cultural relations and to territorial features. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Organisation * 3 Metropolitan cities * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe original 1990 law individuated as metropolitan cities the comuni of Turin , Milan , Venice , Genoa , Bologna , Florence , Rome , Bari , Naples and their respective hinterlands, reserving the autonomous regions the right to individuate metropolitan areas in their territory. In 2009, amendments added Reggio Calabria to the list
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Province Of Ragusa
The PROVINCE OF RAGUSA (Italian : PROVINCIA DI RAGUSA; Sicilian : PRUVINCIA \'I RAUSA) is a province in the autonomous region of Sicily in Italy
Italy
, located in the south-east of the island. Its capital is the city of Ragusa , which is the most southerly provincial capital in Italy. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 Economy * 3 Transports * 4 Sights * 4.1 Baroque * 4.2 Archeology * 4.3 Castles * 5 References * 6 External links GEOGRAPHYFrom Scoglitti to Pozzallo
Pozzallo
, the Ragusan coastline is approximately 85 kilometres (53 mi) long. Along the Ragusan coast are many fishing villages such as Kaukana , Punta Secca , Marina di Ragusa and Marina di Modica . The Hyblaean Mountains are dominating the north of the province and its highest peaks are Monte Lauro
Monte Lauro
, Monte Casale and Monte Arcibessi
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Frazione
A _FRAZIONE_ ( ; pl. _frazioni_ ) is the Italian name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a _comune _; for other administrative divisions , see _municipio _, _circoscrizione _, _quartiere _. It is cognate to the English word _fraction_, but in practice is roughly equivalent to "parishes " or "wards " in other countries. CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 History * 3 Countries using the term * 4 Officers * 5 See also DESCRIPTIONTypically the term _frazioni_ applies to the villages surrounding the principal town (the _capoluogo _) of a _comune_. Subdivision of a _comune_ is optional; some _comuni_ have no _frazioni_, but others have several dozen. The _comune_ usually has the same name of the _capoluogo_, but not always. In practice, most _frazioni_ are small villages or hamlets , occasionally a clump of houses
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Demonym
A DEMONYM (/ˈdɛmənɪm/ ; δῆμος _dẽmos_ "people, tribe", ὄνομα _ónoma_ "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place. It is a neologism (i.e., a recently minted term); previously _GENTILIC_ was recorded in English dictionaries, e.g., the _ Oxford English Dictionary _ and _Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary_. Examples of demonyms include a _ Pakistani _ for a person from Pakistan , _Swahili _ for a person of the Swahili coast , the colloquial _Kiwi _ for a person from New Zealand , and a _Cochabambino_ for a person from the city of Cochabamba . Demonyms do not always clearly distinguish place of origin or ethnicity from place of residence or citizenship, and many demonyms overlap with the ethnonym for the ethnically dominant group of a region
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Time Zone
A TIME ZONE is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Timezones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time. Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time(UTC) by a whole number of hours ( UTC−12to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (for example Newfoundland Standard Timeis UTC−03:30, NepalStandard Timeis UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Timeis UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour. Many land time zones are skewed toward the west of the corresponding nautical time zones . This also creates a permanent daylight saving time effect
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Central European Time
TIME IN AFRICA UTC−01:00 Cape Verde Time UTC±00:00 Greenwich Mean Time UTC±00:00 UTC+01:00 Greenwich Mean Time Greenwich Mean Time +1 UTC+01:00 West Africa Time / Central European Time UTC+01:00 UTC+02:00 West Africa Time West Africa Summer Time UTC+02:00 Central Africa Time / South African Standard Time / Eastern European Time UTC+03:00 East Africa Time UTC+04:00 Mauritius Time / Seychelles Time Light colors indicate where standard time is observed all year; dark colors indicate where daylight savings is observed. NOTE: The islands of Cape Verde are to the west of the African mainland
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UTC+1
UTC+01:00 is a time offset that adds 1 hour to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time is used in: * Central European Time * West Africa Time
West Africa Time
* Western European Summer Time * British Summer Time * Irish Standard Time * Romance Standard Time (Microsoft Windows Control panel) * Swatch Internet Time * EVE Online
EVE Online
In ISO 8601 the associated time would be written as 2017-08-08T12:06:10+01:00
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Daylight Saving Time
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (abbreviated DST), also sometimes erroneously referred to as DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME, is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. Typically, regions that use daylight saving time adjust clocks forward one hour close to the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to standard time. American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin proposed a form of daylight time in 1784. He wrote an essay "An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light" to the editor of _The Journal of Paris _, suggesting, somewhat jokingly, that Parisians could economize candle usage by getting people out of bed earlier in the morning, making use of the natural morning light instead. New Zealander George Hudson proposed the idea of daylight saving in 1895
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Central European Summer Time
CENTRAL EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME (CEST) is the standard clock time observed during the period of summer daylight-saving in those European countries which observe Central European Time (UTC+1 ) during the rest of the year. It corresponds to UTC+2 , which makes it the same as Central Africa Time , South African Standard Time and Kaliningrad Time in Russia . CONTENTS * 1 Names * 2 Period of observation * 3 Usage * 4 See also * 5 References NAMESOther names which have been applied to Central European Summer Time are Middle European Summer Time (MEST), Central European Daylight Saving Time (CEDT), and Bravo Time (after the second letter of the NATO phonetic alphabet )
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