Province of L'Aquila

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Province of L'Aquila
Province
Piazza del Duomo at L'Aquila.
Piazza del Duomo at L'Aquila.
Map with the province of L'Aquila in Italy
Map with the province of L'Aquila, in red, in Italy
Coordinates: 42°21′58″N 13°23′40″E / 42.36611°N 13.39444°E / 42.36611; 13.39444Coordinates: 42°21′58″N 13°23′40″E / 42.36611°N 13.39444°E / 42.36611; 13.39444
Country  Italy
Region Abruzzo
Capital L'Aquila
Comuni 108
Government
 • President Angelo Caruso[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 5,047.55 km2 (1,948.87 sq mi)
Population (January 2017)[3]
 • Total 301,910
 • Density 59.8132/km2 (154.9154/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67100, 67010, 67012-67015, 67017, 67019-67041, 67043-67064, 67066-67069
Telephone prefix 0862, 0863, 0864
ISO 3166 code IT-AQ
Vehicle registration AQ
ISTAT 066
Website Official website

The province of L'Aquila (Italian: provincia dell'Aquila) is a province in the Abruzzo region of Southern Italy. Its capital is the city of L'Aquila.

It is the largest province of the region but the one with fewest people living in it; it is a landlocked province, that is, surrounded by other provinces by all sides.

Geography[change | change source]

Map of the province of L'Aquila

L'Aquila is the largest province in the Abruzzo region with almost half of the area of the region; it has area of 5,047.55 km2 (1,949 sq mi).[2] The province is bordered to the north with Tuscany, to the northeast by the province of Teramo, to the east by the Pescara and Province of Chieti provinces, to the south and southeast with the Molise region (province of Isernia), and to the west and southwest by the Lazio region (province of Frosinone, Rome and province of Rieti).

The main river in the province is the Aterno-Pescara river, known here as Aterno; it starts in the Monti della Laga and flows through the province.

L'Aquila is the province of the Abruzzo region with more mountains; there are three mountain ranges that go from the northwest to the southeast, and that are parallels to the coastline: Monti della Gaga, Gran Sasso and Majella massif. The highest mountain in the province is Monte Amaro,(42°5′11″N 14°5′9″E / 42.08639°N 14.08583°E / 42.08639; 14.08583 (Monte Amaro)) in the Majella massif, Apennines; it is 2,793 m (9,163 ft) high and is the highest mountain of three provinces: Chieti, L'Aquila and Pescara of the Abruzzo.[4]

Population[change | change source]

There are 301,910 persons living in the province (January 2017),[3] for a population density of 245.4 inhabitants/km².

Evolution of the population

Municipalities[change | change source]

There are 108 municipalities (or comuni) in the province; they are:

  1. Acciano
  2. Aielli
  3. Alfedena
  4. Anversa degli Abruzzi
  5. Ateleta
  6. Avezzano
  7. Balsorano
  8. Barete
  9. Barisciano
  10. Barrea
  11. Bisegna
  12. Bugnara
  13. Cagnano Amiterno
  14. Calascio
  15. Campo di Giove
  16. Campotosto
  17. Canistro
  18. Cansano
  19. Capestrano
  20. Capistrello
  21. Capitignano
  22. Caporciano
  23. Cappadocia
  24. Carapelle Calvisio
  25. Carsoli
  26. Castel del Monte
  27. Castel di Ieri
  28. Castel di Sangro
  29. Castellafiume
  30. Castelvecchio Calvisio
  31. Castelvecchio Subequo
  32. Celano
  33. Cerchio
  34. Civita d'Antino
  35. Civitella Alfedena
  36. Civitella Roveto
  37. Cocullo
  38. Collarmele
  39. Collelongo
  40. Collepietro
  41. Corfinio
  42. Fagnano Alto
  43. Fontecchio
  44. Fossa
  45. Gagliano Aterno
  46. Gioia dei Marsi
  47. Goriano Sicoli
  48. Introdacqua
  49. L'Aquila
  50. Lecce nei Marsi
  51. Luco dei Marsi
  52. Lucoli
  53. Magliano de' Marsi
  54. Massa d'Albe
  55. Molina Aterno
  56. Montereale
  57. Morino
  58. Navelli
  59. Ocre
  60. Ofena
  61. Opi
  62. Oricola
  63. Ortona dei Marsi
  64. Ortucchio
  65. Ovindoli
  66. Pacentro
  67. Pereto
  68. Pescasseroli
  69. Pescina
  70. Pescocostanzo
  71. Pettorano sul Gizio
  72. Pizzoli
  73. Poggio Picenze
  74. Prata d'Ansidonia
  75. Pratola Peligna
  76. Prezza
  77. Raiano
  78. Rivisondoli
  79. Rocca di Botte
  80. Rocca di Cambio
  81. Rocca di Mezzo
  82. Rocca Pia
  83. Roccacasale
  84. Roccaraso
  85. San Benedetto dei Marsi
  86. San Benedetto in Perillis
  87. San Demetrio ne' Vestini
  88. San Pio delle Camere
  89. San Vincenzo Valle Roveto
  90. Sant'Eusanio Forconese
  91. Sante Marie
  92. Santo Stefano di Sessanio
  93. Scanno
  94. Scontrone
  95. Scoppito
  96. Scurcola Marsicana
  97. Secinaro
  98. Sulmona
  99. Tagliacozzo
  100. Tione degli Abruzzi
  101. Tornimparte
  102. Trasacco
  103. Villa Sant'Angelo
  104. Villa Santa Lucia degli Abruzzi
  105. Villalago
  106. Villavallelonga
  107. Villetta Barrea
  108. Vittorito

The largest comune is L'Aquila, with 473.91 km2 (183 sq mi) and the smallest is Villa Sant'Angelo, with 5.22 km2 (2 sq mi). The comune with fewest people living in it is Carapelle Calvisio with 88 inhabitants.

Main comuni[change | change source]

The following table shows the 10 comuni with more inhabitants with their population,[3] and their area and altitude.[5]

No. Comune Population
(2017)
Area
(km²)
Density Altitude
(m)
1 L'Aquila &&&&&&&&&&069605.&&&&&069,605 473.91 146.9 714
2 Avezzano &&&&&&&&&&042509.&&&&&042,509 104.09 408.4 695
3 Sulmona &&&&&&&&&&024454.&&&&&024,454 57.93 422.1 405
4 Celano &&&&&&&&&&010982.&&&&&010,982 82.80 132.6 800
5 Pratola Peligna &&&&&&&&&&&07553.&&&&&07,553 28.67 263.4 342
6 Tagliacozzo &&&&&&&&&&&06814.&&&&&06,814 87.46 77.9 740
7 Castel di Sangro &&&&&&&&&&&06634.&&&&&06,634 84.44 78.6 793
8 Trasacco &&&&&&&&&&&06264.&&&&&06,264 51.44 121.8 685
9 Luco dei Marsi &&&&&&&&&&&06088.&&&&&06,088 44.87 135.7 680
10 Carsoli &&&&&&&&&&&05381.&&&&&05,381 95.80 56.2 616

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Presidente" (in Italian). Provincia dell'Aquila. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Provincia dell'Aquila" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT" (in Italian). Demo.istat.it. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  4. "Monte Amaro, Italy". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  5. "Comuni in provincia dell'Aquila per popolazione" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 

Other websites[change | change source]