Province of L'Aquila

province of Italy

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.

Province of L'Aquila
Piazza del Duomo at L'Aquila.
Piazza del Duomo at L'Aquila.
Flag of Province of L'Aquila
Coat of arms of Province of 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; 13.39444
Country Italy
 • PresidentAngelo Caruso[1]
 • Total5,047.55 km2 (1,948.87 sq mi)
 (January 2017)[3]
 • Total301,910
 • Density60/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
67100, 67010, 67012-67015, 67017, 67019-67041, 67043-67064, 67066-67069
Telephone prefix0862, 0863, 0864
ISO 3166 codeIT-AQ
Vehicle registrationAQ
WebsiteOfficial website

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

Map of the province of L'Aquila

L'Aquila is the largest province in the Abruzzo region. It is 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 on the north by 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

There are 301,910 persons living in the province (January 2017),[3] for a population density of 245.4 inhabitants/km². This population has been more or less stable for a long time.

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

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

No. Comune Population
Density Altitude
1 L'Aquila 69,605 473.91 146.9 714
2 Avezzano 42,509 104.09 408.4 695
3 Sulmona 24,454 57.93 422.1 405
4 Celano 10,982 82.80 132.6 800
5 Pratola Peligna 7,553 28.67 263.4 342
6 Tagliacozzo 6,814 87.46 77.9 740
7 Castel di Sangro 6,634 84.44 78.6 793
8 Trasacco 6,264 51.44 121.8 685
9 Luco dei Marsi 6,088 44.87 135.7 680
10 Carsoli 5,381 95.80 56.2 616

Gallery change

Related pages change

References change

  1. "Presidente" (in Italian). Provincia dell'Aquila. Archived from the original on 21 October 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Provincia dell'Aquila" (in Italian). Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  4. "Monte Amaro, Italy". Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  5. "Comuni in provincia dell'Aquila per popolazione" (in Italian). Retrieved 16 November 2017.

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