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Abruzzo Information
Location of Abruzzo
Area: 10,794 km²
Population: 1.3 million
Density: 122/km²
Capital: L'Aquila

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Chieti
    • Altino
      Archi
      Ari
      Arielli
      Atessa
      Bomba
      Borrello
      Bucchianico
      Canosa Sannita
      Carpineto Sinello
      Carunchio
      Casacanditella
      Casalanguida
      Casalbordino
      Casalincontrada
      Casoli
      Castel Frentano
      Castelguidone
      Castiglione Messer Marino
      Celenza Sul Trigno
      Chieti
      Civitaluparella
      Civitella Messer Raimondo
      Colledimacine
      Colledimezzo
      Crecchio
      Cupello
      Dogliola
      Fallo
      Fara Filiorum Petri
      Fara San Martino
      Filetto
      Fossacesia
      Fraine
      Francavilla al Mare
      Fresagrandinaria
      Frisa
      Furci
      Gamberale
      Gessopalena
      Gissi
      Giuliano Teatino
      Guardiagrele
      Guilmi
      Lama dei Peligni
      Lanciano
      Lentella
      Lettopalena
      Liscia
      Miglianico
      Montazzoli
      Montebello sul Sangro
      Monteferrante
      Montelapiano
      Montenerodomo
      Monteodorisio
      Mozzagrogna
      Orsogna
      Ortona
      Paglieta
      Palena
      Palmoli
      Palombaro
      Pennadomo
      Pennapiedimonte
      Perano
      Pietraferrazzana
      Pizzoferrato
      Poggiofiorito
      Pollutri
      Pretoro
      Quadri
      Rapino
      Ripa Teatina
      Roccamontepiano
      Rocca San Giovanni
      Roccascalegna
      Roccaspinalveti
      Roio del Sangro
      Rosello
      San Buono
      San Giovanni Lipioni
      San Giovanni Teatino
      San Martino sulla Marrucina
      San Salvo
      Santa Maria Imbaro
      Sant'Eusanio del Sangro
      San Vito Chietino
      Scerni
      Schiavi d'Abruzzo
      Taranta Peligna
      Tollo
      Torino di Sangro
      Tornareccio
      Torrebruna
      Torrevecchia Teatina
      Torricella Peligna
      Treglio
      Tufillo
      Vacri
      Vasto
      Villalfonsina
      Villamagna
      Villa Santa Maria

  • L'Aquila
    • Acciano
      Aielli
      Alfedena
      Anversa degli Abruzzi
      Aragno
      Assergi
      Ateleta
      Avezzano
      Balsorano
      Barete
      Barisciano
      Barrea
      Bisegna
      Bominaco
      Bugnara
      Cagnano Amiterno
      Calascio
      Campo di Giove
      Campotosto
      Canistro
      Cansano
      Capestrano
      Capistrello
      Capitignano
      Caporciano
      Cappadocia
      Carapelle Calvisio
      Carsoli
      Castel del Monte
      Castel di leri
      Castel di Sangro
      Castellafiume
      Castelvecchio Calvisio
      Castelvecchio Subequo
      Celano
      Cerchio
      Civita d'Antino
      Civitella Alfedena
      Civitella Roveto
      Cocullo
      Collarmele
      Collelongo
      Collepietro
      Corfinio
      Fagnano Alto
      Fontecchio
      Fossa
      Gagliano Aterno
      Gioia dei Marsi
      Goriano Sicoli
      Introdacqua
      L'Aquila
      Lecce nei Marsi
      Luco dei Marsi
      Lucoli
      Magliano de' Marsi
      Massa d'Albe
      Molina Aterno
      Montereale
      Morino
      Navelli
      Ocre
      Ofena
      Opi
      Oricola
      Ortona dei Marsi
      Ortucchio
      Ovindoli
      Pacentro
      Paganica
      Pereto
      Pescasseroli
      Pescina
      Pescocostanzo
      Pettorano sul Gizio
      Pizzoli
      Poggio Picenze
      Prata d'Ansidonia
      Pratola Peligna
      Prezza
      Raiano
      Rivisondoli
      Roccacasale
      Rocca di Botte
      Rocca di Cambio
      Rocca Di Mezzo
      Rocca Pia
      Roccaraso
      San Benedetto dei Marsi
      San Benedetto in Perillis
      San Demetrio ne' Vestini
      San Pio delle Camere
      Sante Marie
      Sant'Eusanio Forconese
      Santo Stefano di Sessanio
      San Vincenzo Valle Roveto
      Scanno
      Scontrone
      Scoppito
      Scurcola Marsicana
      Secinaro
      Sulmona
      Tagliacozzo
      Tione Degli Abruzzi
      Tornimparte
      Trasacco
      Villalago
      Villa Santa Lucia
      Villa Sant'Angelo
      Villavallelonga
      Villetta Barrea
      Vittorito

  • Pescara
    • Abbateggio
      Alanno
      Bolognano
      Brittoli
      Bussi sul Tirino
      Cappelle sul Tavo
      Caramanico Terme
      Carpineto della Nora
      Castiglione a Casauria
      Catignano
      Cepagatti
      Città Sant'Angelo
      Civitaquana
      Civitella Casanova
      Collecorvino
      Corvara
      Cugnoli
      Elice
      Farindola
      Lettomanoppello
      Loreto Aprutino
      Manoppello
      Montebello di Bertona
      Montesilvano
      Moscufo
      Nocciano
      Penne
      Pescara
      Pescosansonesco
      Pianella
      Picciano
      Pietranico
      Popoli
      Roccamorice
      Rosciano
      Salle
      Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
      San Valentino in
      Abruzzo Citeriore
      Scafa
      Serramonacesca
      Spoltore
      Tocco da Casauria
      Torre de' Passeri
      Turrivalignani
      Vicoli
      Villa Celiera

  • Teramo
    • Alba Adriatica
      Ancarano
      Arsita
      Atri
      Basciano
      Bellante
      Bisenti
      Campli
      Canzano
      Castel Castagna
      Castellalto
      Castelli
      Castiglione Messer Raimondo
      Castilenti
      Cellino Attanasio
      Cermignano
      Civitella del Tronto
      Colledara
      Colonnella
      Controguerra
      Corropoli
      Cortino
      Crognaleto
      Fano Adriano
      Giulianova
      Isola del Gran Sasso d'ltalia
      Martinsicuro
      Montefino
      Montorio al Vomano
      Morro d'Oro
      Mosciano Sant'Angelo
      Nereto
      Notaresco
      Penna Sant'Andrea
      Pietracamela
      Pineto
      Rocca Santa Maria
      Roseto Degli Abruzzi
      Sant'Egidio alla Vibrata
      Sant'Omero
      Silvi Marina
      Teramo
      Torano Nuovo
      Torricella Sicura
      Tortoreto
      Tossicia
      Valle Castellana
      Villa Rosa di Martinsicuro

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City of L'Aquila
L'Aquila after the earthquake on April 6th, 2009 - Photo: TheWiz83
L'Aquila, which mean 'The Eagle' in Italian, is the capital city of the region of Abruzzo as well as being the capital of province of L'Aquila.

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It is situated in the west of the region, close to the border with Lazio and surrounded by the Apennine mountains. The Grand Sasso massif is to the north east of the city.

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Gran Sasso - Photo: Idéfix
L'Aquila is located at an altitude of 721 metres, between four moutain peaks all over 2,000 metres. The fact that the city is surrounded by mountains makes it unusually cool for central Italy. It is said that L'Aquila enjoys a climate of eleven cool months and one cold one!

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Gran Sasso in the winter - Photo: Roteldav
The city was constructed in 1254 by the then King of Sicily, Conrad IV. It was an important location and became the second city of the kingdom of Naples.

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Portici di Corso Vittorio Emanuele - Photo: Ra Boe
But the history of L'Aquila has always been dangerous and violent. A combination of war, the plague and constant earthquakes has destroyed the city and decimated its population many times.

Located directly over an area of constant seismic activity, L'Aquila has suffered from serious earthquakes throughout its history. There have been a total of eleven since 1315. The worst, in terms of loss of life, was in 1786, when more than 6,000 people were killed.

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Earthquake intensity map
The latest, was on April 6th, 2009. This earthquake has caused controversy in Italy for a number of reasons. The tremours that preceded the larger earthquake caused concern in the area. A team of seismologists that visited the City declared the area safe and recommended that citizens stay in their homes.

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Emergency Services examining the earthquake damage
The earthquake that followed a few days later killed 308 people, injured 1,500 and made 65,000 homeless. Members of the team were prosecuted and found guilty, only to be subsequently released on appeal. These events have caused a great deal of anger on both sides of the argument.

Another area of controversy concerned the collapse of a university dormitory block which killed several students. Investigations showed that the building had been constructed without adhering to the rules and regulations governing construction in seismic areas. Those responsible were prosecuted. Silvio Berlusconi, prime minister at the time of the earthquake, moved a scheduled meeting of the G8 leaders from Sardinia to L'Aquila to show support for the stricken inhabitants. The rebuilding of the city, still not completed, has also been making the news with several local officials being accused of corruption, fraud and the misuse of public funds.

Despite the continuous damage inflicted on the city, there are a number of important buildings still standing.

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The Spanish Fort - Photo: LIAP
The huge Spanish fort (Forte Spagnolo), standing at the highest point of l'Aquila, was erected in 1534 by the Spanish viceroy Don Pedro de Toledo. It is currently used as the National Museum of Abruzzo.

The Cathedral of San Massimo (the Duomo) dates back to the 13th century. It was partially destroyed during the earthquake of 1703, rebuilt and then seriously damaged in 2009.

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Piazza Duomo - Photo: Ra Boe
Another well-known city landmark is the Fontana Luminosa ('Luminous Fountain'), a sculpture of two women bearing large jars, built in the 1930s.

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Fontana Luminosa - photo: Michele Modica
Another beautiful and historic fountain in the city centre is La fontana delle 99 cannelle (The fountain of the 99 spouts).

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La fontana delle 99 cannelle - Photo: Ra Boe
L'Aquila
Population: 70,967
Male: 34,734
Female: 36,233
Population density: 152.0 per square km

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Abruzzo Information
Location of Abruzzo
Area: 10,794 km²
Population: 1.3 million
Density: 122/km²
Capital: L'Aquila

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Chieti
    • Altino
      Archi
      Ari
      Arielli
      Atessa
      Bomba
      Borrello
      Bucchianico
      Canosa Sannita
      Carpineto Sinello
      Carunchio
      Casacanditella
      Casalanguida
      Casalbordino
      Casalincontrada
      Casoli
      Castel Frentano
      Castelguidone
      Castiglione Messer Marino
      Celenza Sul Trigno
      Chieti
      Civitaluparella
      Civitella Messer Raimondo
      Colledimacine
      Colledimezzo
      Crecchio
      Cupello
      Dogliola
      Fallo
      Fara Filiorum Petri
      Fara San Martino
      Filetto
      Fossacesia
      Fraine
      Francavilla al Mare
      Fresagrandinaria
      Frisa
      Furci
      Gamberale
      Gessopalena
      Gissi
      Giuliano Teatino
      Guardiagrele
      Guilmi
      Lama dei Peligni
      Lanciano
      Lentella
      Lettopalena
      Liscia
      Miglianico
      Montazzoli
      Montebello sul Sangro
      Monteferrante
      Montelapiano
      Montenerodomo
      Monteodorisio
      Mozzagrogna
      Orsogna
      Ortona
      Paglieta
      Palena
      Palmoli
      Palombaro
      Pennadomo
      Pennapiedimonte
      Perano
      Pietraferrazzana
      Pizzoferrato
      Poggiofiorito
      Pollutri
      Pretoro
      Quadri
      Rapino
      Ripa Teatina
      Roccamontepiano
      Rocca San Giovanni
      Roccascalegna
      Roccaspinalveti
      Roio del Sangro
      Rosello
      San Buono
      San Giovanni Lipioni
      San Giovanni Teatino
      San Martino sulla Marrucina
      San Salvo
      Santa Maria Imbaro
      Sant'Eusanio del Sangro
      San Vito Chietino
      Scerni
      Schiavi d'Abruzzo
      Taranta Peligna
      Tollo
      Torino di Sangro
      Tornareccio
      Torrebruna
      Torrevecchia Teatina
      Torricella Peligna
      Treglio
      Tufillo
      Vacri
      Vasto
      Villalfonsina
      Villamagna
      Villa Santa Maria

  • L'Aquila
    • Acciano
      Aielli
      Alfedena
      Anversa degli Abruzzi
      Aragno
      Assergi
      Ateleta
      Avezzano
      Balsorano
      Barete
      Barisciano
      Barrea
      Bisegna
      Bominaco
      Bugnara
      Cagnano Amiterno
      Calascio
      Campo di Giove
      Campotosto
      Canistro
      Cansano
      Capestrano
      Capistrello
      Capitignano
      Caporciano
      Cappadocia
      Carapelle Calvisio
      Carsoli
      Castel del Monte
      Castel di leri
      Castel di Sangro
      Castellafiume
      Castelvecchio Calvisio
      Castelvecchio Subequo
      Celano
      Cerchio
      Civita d'Antino
      Civitella Alfedena
      Civitella Roveto
      Cocullo
      Collarmele
      Collelongo
      Collepietro
      Corfinio
      Fagnano Alto
      Fontecchio
      Fossa
      Gagliano Aterno
      Gioia dei Marsi
      Goriano Sicoli
      Introdacqua
      L'Aquila
      Lecce nei Marsi
      Luco dei Marsi
      Lucoli
      Magliano de' Marsi
      Massa d'Albe
      Molina Aterno
      Montereale
      Morino
      Navelli
      Ocre
      Ofena
      Opi
      Oricola
      Ortona dei Marsi
      Ortucchio
      Ovindoli
      Pacentro
      Paganica
      Pereto
      Pescasseroli
      Pescina
      Pescocostanzo
      Pettorano sul Gizio
      Pizzoli
      Poggio Picenze
      Prata d'Ansidonia
      Pratola Peligna
      Prezza
      Raiano
      Rivisondoli
      Roccacasale
      Rocca di Botte
      Rocca di Cambio
      Rocca Di Mezzo
      Rocca Pia
      Roccaraso
      San Benedetto dei Marsi
      San Benedetto in Perillis
      San Demetrio ne' Vestini
      San Pio delle Camere
      Sante Marie
      Sant'Eusanio Forconese
      Santo Stefano di Sessanio
      San Vincenzo Valle Roveto
      Scanno
      Scontrone
      Scoppito
      Scurcola Marsicana
      Secinaro
      Sulmona
      Tagliacozzo
      Tione Degli Abruzzi
      Tornimparte
      Trasacco
      Villalago
      Villa Santa Lucia
      Villa Sant'Angelo
      Villavallelonga
      Villetta Barrea
      Vittorito

  • Pescara
    • Abbateggio
      Alanno
      Bolognano
      Brittoli
      Bussi sul Tirino
      Cappelle sul Tavo
      Caramanico Terme
      Carpineto della Nora
      Castiglione a Casauria
      Catignano
      Cepagatti
      Città Sant'Angelo
      Civitaquana
      Civitella Casanova
      Collecorvino
      Corvara
      Cugnoli
      Elice
      Farindola
      Lettomanoppello
      Loreto Aprutino
      Manoppello
      Montebello di Bertona
      Montesilvano
      Moscufo
      Nocciano
      Penne
      Pescara
      Pescosansonesco
      Pianella
      Picciano
      Pietranico
      Popoli
      Roccamorice
      Rosciano
      Salle
      Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
      San Valentino in
      Abruzzo Citeriore
      Scafa
      Serramonacesca
      Spoltore
      Tocco da Casauria
      Torre de' Passeri
      Turrivalignani
      Vicoli
      Villa Celiera

  • Teramo
    • Alba Adriatica
      Ancarano
      Arsita
      Atri
      Basciano
      Bellante
      Bisenti
      Campli
      Canzano
      Castel Castagna
      Castellalto
      Castelli
      Castiglione Messer Raimondo
      Castilenti
      Cellino Attanasio
      Cermignano
      Civitella del Tronto
      Colledara
      Colonnella
      Controguerra
      Corropoli
      Cortino
      Crognaleto
      Fano Adriano
      Giulianova
      Isola del Gran Sasso d'ltalia
      Martinsicuro
      Montefino
      Montorio al Vomano
      Morro d'Oro
      Mosciano Sant'Angelo
      Nereto
      Notaresco
      Penna Sant'Andrea
      Pietracamela
      Pineto
      Rocca Santa Maria
      Roseto Degli Abruzzi
      Sant'Egidio alla Vibrata
      Sant'Omero
      Silvi Marina
      Teramo
      Torano Nuovo
      Torricella Sicura
      Tortoreto
      Tossicia
      Valle Castellana
      Villa Rosa di Martinsicuro

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