Chieti

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Chieti
Città di Chieti
Panorama of Fermo
View of Fermo.
Location of Chieti
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceChieti (CH)
Frazionisee list
Government
 • MayorUmberto Di Primio[1]
Area
 • Total59.57 km2 (23.00 sq mi)
Elevation330 m (1,080 ft)
Highest elevation
348 m (1,142 ft)
Lowest elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[4]
 • Total50,770
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Chietini/Teatini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
66100
Dialing code0871
Patron saintSt. Justin of Chieti
Saint day11 May
WebsiteOfficial website

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[change | change source]

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).[3]

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.[6]

Frazioni[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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

As of 1 January 2017, there are 51,330 persons living in the comune,[5] for a population density of 861.7 inhabitants/km².

Evolution of the population

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Il Sindaco" (in Italian). Comune di Chieti. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  2. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Comune di Chieti" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  4. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT" (in Italian). Demo.istat.it. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  6. "Comuni limitrofi a Chieti" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 30 October 2017.

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