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It is not a country, it is one of the five Italian autonomous regions and together with other 19 provinces it forms Italy. That is why it is called the autonomous region of Sicily.
It has the same currency, flag and governance as the rest of Italy.
The capital of the province is Palermo, a beautiful town located on the northern part of the island! The total population of the island is around 5 million people.
The island is split into 9 provinces: Siracusa, Palermo, Messina, Catania, Caltanissetta, Trapani, Enna, Ragusa and Agrigento.
The beautiful strip of land of Sicily is one of the five Italian autonomous regions and is officially known as Regione Siciliana.
It is located on the south part of the Italian peninsula and is separated from the mainland by a narrow strait known as the Strait of Messina.