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Pescara
Piscàrë  (language?)
Comune
Città di Pescara
Clockwise, from top: Port of Pescara and Gran Sasso d'Italia, Church of the Sacred Heart, Aurum Museum, Palazzo di Città, Palazzo Imperato and Fountain La Nave
Clockwise, from top: Port of Pescara and Gran Sasso d'Italia, Church of the Sacred Heart, Aurum Museum, Palazzo di Città, Palazzo Imperato and Fountain La Nave
Flag of Pescara
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Motto: HÆC EST CIVITAS ATERNI PORTA APRUTII ET SERA REGNI  (Latin)
"This is the city of Aternum, gate of Abruzzi and border of the Kingdom"
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Pescara (PE)
Founded 1927
Area
 • Total 34.36 km2 (13.27 sq mi)
Highest elevation 180 m (590 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (30 September 2018)
 • Total 119,554
 • Density 3,479.5/km2 (9,011.7/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pescaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65100
Dialing code 085
Patron saint Saint Cetteus
Saint day 10 October
Website Official website
Pescara Town Hall - Harbour 2004 by-RaBoe
Pescara at night

Pescara is an Italian city in Abruzzo of 123,400 inhabitants. In 1957, the only Pescara Formula One Grand Prix was held, and won by British driver, Stirling Moss. It was the longest ever Formula One track, using over 16 mi (26 km) of local roads. It was first used for motor car racing in 1924, and closed in 1961.

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