Comune di Leni

Location of Leni in Italy

Coordinates: 38°33′N 14°50′E / 38.550°N 14.833°E / 38.550; 14.833Coordinates: 38°33′N 14°50′E / 38.550°N 14.833°E / 38.550; 14.833
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Messina (ME)
Frazioni Rinella, Valdichiesa
  Total 8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Elevation 202 m (663 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
  Total 654
  Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 98050
Dialing code 090
Website Official website

Leni is a comune (municipality) and one of the main towns on Salina, one of the Aeolian Islands. It is situated in the Province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) northeast of Palermo and about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Messina. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 654 and an area of 8.6 square kilometres (3.3 sq mi).[1]

Leni lies on the slope of the hill on the south of the island, 200 metres (660 ft) above the sea, between the volcanoes of Monte Fossa and Monte dei Porri.

The municipality of Leni contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Rinella, at the coast to the south, and Valdichiesa, in the centre of the island, to the north of Leni.

Leni borders the following municipalities: Malfa, Santa Marina Salina.

Demographic evolution

Rinella, port of Leni


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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