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Abruzzo

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Abruzzo in Italy.svg
Country Italy
Capital L'Aquila
Area
 • Total 10,763 km2 (4,156 sq mi)
Population
 (2012-10-31)
 • Total 1,307,919
 • Density 121.520/km2 (314.735/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Abruzzan(s) / Abruzzese / Abruzzesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
GDP/ Nominal € 28.7 billion (2008)
GDP per capita € 21,400 (2008)
NUTS Region ITF
Website www.regione.abruzzo.it

Abruzzo is one of the twenty regions of Italy, in Southern Italy on the Adriatic Sea. The capital is the city of L'Aquila.

Geography

The region is located in Southern Italy bordered by Marche to the north, Lazio to the west, Molise to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east.

Abruzzo is the 13th largest region in Italy, with a total area of 10,831.84 km2 (4,182.2 sq mi). The main rivers in the region are:

  • Aterno-Pescara, 152 km (94.4 mi) long.
  • Sangro, 122 km (75.8 mi) long.
  • Vomano, 76 km (47.2 mi) long.
  • Tordino, 59 km (36.7 mi) long.
  • Liri, 120 km (74.6 mi) long, 40 km (24.9 mi) in Abruzzo.

The Tronto river is 115 km (71.5 mi) long but flows mainly in the Marche region.

The highest mountain in the region is Corno Grande (42°28′10″N 13°33′56″E / 42.46944°N 13.56556°E / 42.46944; 13.56556 (Corno Grande)), in the Teramo province, with an altitude of 2,912 m (9,554 ft).

Provinces

The region is divided into four provinces:

Map of region of Abruzzo, Italy, with provinces-it
Abruzzo provinces
Province Abbreviation Capital Area
(km²)
Population
(1 January 2017)
Density
(inh./km²)
Comuni
Chieti CH Chieti 2,599.58 389,169 149.7 104
L'Aquila AQ L'Aquila 5,047.55 301,910 59.8 108
Pescara PE Pescara 1,230.33 321,309 261.2 46
Teramo TE Teramo 1,954.38 309,859 158.5 47
Total 10,831.84 1,322.247 140.6 305

Largest municipalities

The 10 communi of the region with more people living in it are:

No. Communi Province Population
(2017)
Area(km2) Density
(inh./km2)
1 Pescara PE 120,420 34.36 3,504.7
2 L'Aquila AQ 69,605 473.91 146.9
3 Teramo TE 54,775 152.84 358.4
4 Montesilvano PE 54,152 23.57 2,297.5
5 Chieti CH 51,330 59.57 861.7
6 Avezzano AQ 42,509 104.09 408.4
7 Vasto CH 41,283 71.35 578.6
8 Lanciano CH 35,251 66.94 526.6
9 Roseto degli Abruzzi TE 25,602 53.27 480.6
10 Francavilla al Mare CH 25,520 23.09 1,105.2

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Coordinates: 42°21′58″N 12°23′40″E / 42.36611°N 12.39444°E / 42.36611; 12.39444


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