Casamicciola Terme

Casamicciola Terme is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located in the northern part of the Ischia Island. On August 21, 2017 was hit by a 4.3 magnitude earthquake, causing damage to some houses and 2 fatalities.[4]

Casamicciola Terme
Coat of arms of Casamicciola Terme
Coat of arms
Location of Casamicciola Terme
Casamicciola Terme is located in Italy
Casamicciola Terme
Casamicciola Terme
Location of Casamicciola Terme in Italy
Casamicciola Terme is located in Campania
Casamicciola Terme
Casamicciola Terme
Casamicciola Terme (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°45′N 13°55′E / 40.750°N 13.917°E / 40.750; 13.917
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Metropolitan cityNaples (NA)
Government
 • MayorGiovan Battista Castagna
Area
 • Total5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2015)[3]
 • Total8,363
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Casamicciolesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
80074
Dialing code081
Patron saintSt. Mary Magdalene
Saint dayJuly 22
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

Casamicciola Terme borders the following municipalities: Barano d'Ischia, Forio, Ischia, Lacco Ameno, Serrara Fontana.

Main sightsEdit

Notable peopleEdit

  • The Swiss-born physician Jacques Etienne Chevalley de Rivaz who had a famous sanatorium in Casamicciola and lived there from 1830 until his death in 1863. He was made an honorary citizen of Casamicciola in 1837 for his work in halting a cholera outbreak in nearby Forio.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ http://napoli.repubblica.it/cronaca/2017/08/21/news/scossa_di_terremoto_panico_a_ischia-173550278/
  5. ^ De Renzi, Salvatore (May 2013). "Ricorre il 1° dicembre 2013 il 150° anniversario della morte del dottor Jacques Etienne Chevalley de Rivaz". La Rassegna d'Ischia, pp. 50–53 (in Italian)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Casamicciola Terme at Wikimedia Commons