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Chieti
Città di Chieti
Panorama of Fermo
View of Fermo.
Flag of Chieti
Flag
Coat of arms of Chieti
Coat of arms
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Chieti (CH)
Frazioni see list
Area
 • Total 59.57 km2 (23.00 sq mi)
Elevation
330 m (1,080 ft)
Highest elevation
348 m (1,142 ft)
Lowest elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2017)
 • Total 51,330
 • Density 861.68/km2 (2,231.7/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Chietini/Teatini
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
66100
Dialing code 0871
Patron saint St. Justin of Chieti
Saint day 11 May

Chieti is a city and comune in Southern Italy, 200 kilometres (124 miles) east by northeast of Rome. It is the capital of the province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region.

Chieti is on a hill between the Aterno-Pescara and the Alento rivers and is near the coast of the Adriatic Sea and the mountains.

Geography

Chieti is in the central eastern part of the Abruzzo, at an average altitude of 330 m (1,080 ft) above sea level. It is on a hill that separates the watersheds of the Aterno-Pescara river (to the north) and of the Alentro stream (to the south). The comune has an area of 59.57 km2 (23.00 sq mi).

The city is formed by two main parts:

  • Chieti alta is the oldest part of the city and includes the historical centre that is on the hill.
  • Chieti Scalo is the newest part of the city and is in the valley to the north of the hill, on the right side of the Aterno-Pescara river.

The comune is surrounded by the comuni Bucchianico, Casalincontrada, Cepagatti (PE), Francavilla al Mare, Manoppello (PE), Pescara (PE), Ripa Teatina, Rosciano (PE), San Giovanni Teatino and Torrevecchia Teatina.

Frazioni

The following frazioni (hamlets) are part of Chietiː Bascelli, Brecciarola, Buonconsiglio-Fontanella, Carabba, Chieti Scalo, Colle Marcone, Crocifisso, De Laurentis Vallelunga, Fonte Cruciani, Iachini, La Torre, San Martino, San Salvatore, Levante, Tricalle, Sant'Anna, Santa Barbara, Santa Filomena, Selvaiezzi, Vacrone Cascini, Vacrone Colle San Paolo, Vacrone Villa Cisterna, Vallepara, Villa Obletter, Villa Reale.

Population

The people from Chieti are called Chietini but also Teatini after the old name of the city (Latin: Teate).

As of 1 January  2017 (2017 -01-01), there are 51,330 persons living in the comune, for a population density of 861.7 inhabitants/km².

Evolution of the population

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