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Headquarters of: Texart srl
Birthplace of: Empedocles, Luigi Pirandello.
Famous for: the Valley of the Temples archaeological area, listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. It is also famous for: Santo Spirito Abbey, San Lorenzo church and underwater aqueducts, San Domenico Church, the Cathedral, the College of the Filippini. Gastronomy: maccu (a minestrone made with broad beans and cabbage), pitaggio (broad beans, peas and artichokes), raw or cooked prawns, pesto made with wild fennel.
Leading political party: after major Marco Zambuto (a former member of Christian democratic party UdC, joined Partito Democratico in 2014) resigned in June 2014 over an abuse of authority scandal, special commissioner Luciana Giammanco was appointed by Regione Sicilia president Rosario Crocetta and took office on July 28, 2014. The new elections are likely to be held in the Spring of 2015.

Population 59,010
Italian population 59,685,227
Ranking of the city in terms of population 108

Source: Istat, 2013

1) Wealth
Gdp per capita EUR/year, 2014

3) Consumption
Per capita expenditure in cars,
motorbikes and electronics
EUR/year, 2014

5) Exports

7) Bank deposits
Bank deposits per capita EUR

9) Entrepreneurship
Registered companies per 100 inhabitants

2) Unemployment
Unemployment rate

4) Justice system
Ratio of judgements per pending/new cases
in 2014 x 100

6) ICT diffusion
Broadband coverage (% of population)

8) Youth
Share of population under the age of 30

10) Education
N. of graduates every 1,000 people aged
between 25 and 30 in 2014
Sources: (1) Istituto Tagliacarne, (2) Istat, (3) Findomestic, (4) Ministry of Justice, (5) Prometeia, (6) Osservatorio Banda Larga, (7) Abi-Bankitalia, (8) Datagiovani, (9) Infocamere, (10) Ministry of education

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