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Italian NameSicilia
Greek NameΣικελία
Region CoaCoat of arms of Sicily.svg
Coa Size50px
FlagSicilian Flag.svg
Area Rank1st
Area Percent8.5
Pop Rank4th
Pop Percent8.4
LanguagesItalian (de jure) and Sicilian (de facto)
Pop Date2010-11-30
Population DemonymSicilian
Citizenship It98%
GDP Year2008
GDP Per Capita16,600
GDP Cap Year2008
LeaderRaffaele Lombardo
Leader PartyMpA
Ruling Party1MpA

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Sicily (Italian and Sicilian: Sicilia, -itsiˈtʃiːlja; [sɪˈɕilja]) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Along with the surrounding minor islands, it constitutes an autonomous region of Italy, the Regione Autonoma Siciliana (Sicilian Autonomous Region)

Sicily has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, music, literature, cuisine, architecture and language. The Sicilian economy is diversified. The agriculture sector is significant with citrus fruits (mainly oranges and lemons), olives and olive oil, grapes and wine. Tourism and real estate are economically important for the island. Sicily also holds importance for archeological and ancient sites such as the Necropolis of Pantalica, the Valley of the Temples and Selinunte.

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