Pantelleria

Pantelleria (Italian pronunciation: [pantelleˈriːa];[3]), the ancient Cossyra or Cossura, is an Italian island and comune in the Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Sicily and 60 km (37 mi) east of the Tunisian coast. On clear days Tunisia is visible from the island. Administratively Pantelleria's comune belongs to the Sicilian province of Trapani.

Pantelleria
Comune di Pantelleria
Panorama of Pantelleria
Location of Pantelleria
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Location of Pantelleria in Sicily
Pantelleria
Pantelleria (Sicily)
Coordinates: 36°47′15″N 11°59′33″E
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceTrapani (TP)
Government
  MayorVincenzo Vittorio Campo
Area
  Total83 km2 (32 sq mi)
Elevation
836 m (2,743 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[2]
  Total7,759
  Density93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Panteschi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
91017
Dialing code0923
Patron saintSt. Fortunatus
WebsiteOfficial website