Province of Pescara

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Province of Pescara
Province
Palazzo del Governo at Pescara
Palazzo del Governo, the provincial seat at Pescara.
Map with the province of Pescara in Italy
Map with the province of Pescara, in red, in Italy
Coordinates: 42°27′50″N 14°12′51″E / 42.46389°N 14.21417°E / 42.46389; 14.21417Coordinates: 42°27′50″N 14°12′51″E / 42.46389°N 14.21417°E / 42.46389; 14.21417
Country  Italy
Region Abruzzo
Capital Pescara
Comuni 46
Government
 • President Antonio Di Marco[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 1,230.33 km2 (475.03 sq mi)
Population (January 2017)[3]
 • Total 321,309
 • Density 261.1568/km2 (676.393/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65010-65014, 65016-65017, 65019-65020, 65022-65024, 65026-65029
Telephone prefix 085
Vehicle registration PE
ISTAT 068
Website Official website

The province of Pescara (Italian: provincia di Pescara) is a province in the Abruzzo region of Southern Italy, along the Adriatic Sea. Its capital is the city of Pescara.

Geography[change | change source]

Map of the province of Pescara

Pescara is the smallest province in Abruzzo with an area of 1,230.33 km2 (475 sq mi).[2] The province is bordered to the northeast by the Adriatic Sea, to the north by the province of Teramo, to the east by the province of Chieti, and to the south and west by the province of L'Aquila.

The final part of the Aterno-Pescara river flows through this province; other rivers are smaller and most of them are tributaries of the Aterno-Pescara river. The city of Pescara, the capital of the province, is at the mouth of this river.

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 321,309 persons living in the province (January 2017),[3] for a population density of 261.2 inhabitants/km².

Evolution of the population

Municipalities[change | change source]

There are 46 municipalities (or comuni) in the province; they are:

  1. Abbateggio
  2. Alanno
  3. Bolognano
  4. Brittoli
  5. Bussi sul Tirino
  6. Cappelle sul Tavo
  7. Caramanico Terme
  8. Carpineto della Nora
  9. Castiglione a Casauria
  10. Catignano
  11. Cepagatti
  12. Città Sant'Angelo
  13. Civitaquana
  14. Civitella Casanova
  15. Collecorvino
  16. Corvara
  17. Cugnoli
  18. Elice
  19. Farindola
  20. Lettomanoppello
  21. Loreto Aprutino
  22. Manoppello
  23. Montebello di Bertona
  24. Montesilvano
  25. Moscufo
  26. Nocciano
  27. Penne
  28. Pescara
  29. Pescosansonesco
  30. Pianella
  31. Picciano
  32. Pietranico
  33. Popoli
  34. Roccamorice
  35. Rosciano
  36. Salle
  37. San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
  38. Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
  39. Scafa
  40. Serramonacesca
  41. Spoltore
  42. Tocco da Casauria
  43. Torre de' Passeri
  44. Turrivalignani
  45. Vicoli
  46. Villa Celiera

The largest comune is Penne, with 91.20 km2 (35 sq mi) and the smallest is Cappelle sul Tavo, with 5.41 km2 (2 sq mi). The comune with fewest people living in it is Corvara with 247 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 Pescara 120,420 34.36 3,504.7 4
2 Montesilvano 54,152 23.57 2,297.5 5
3 Spoltore 19,354 37.01 522.9 185
4 Città Sant'Angelo 15,054 62.02 242.7 317
5 Penne 12,197 91.20 133.7 438
6 Cepagatti 10,956 30.82 355.5 145
7 Pianella 8,611 47.05 183.0 236
8 Loreto Aprutino 7,390 59.50 124.2 294
9 Manoppello 7,011 39.26 178.6 257
10 Collecorvino 6,008 31.99 187.8 253

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Presidente: Antonio Di Marco" (in Italian). Provincia di Pesara. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Provincia di Pescara" (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 di Pescara per popolazione" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 

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