Forio (known also as Forio of Ischia) is a town and comune of c. 17,000 inhabitants in the Metropolitan City of Naples, southern Italy, situated on the island of Ischia.

Forio
Veduta di Forio.JPG
Coat of arms of Forio
Coat of arms
Location of Forio
Forio is located in Italy
Forio
Forio
Location of Forio in Italy
Forio is located in Campania
Forio
Forio
Forio (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°44′15.6″N 13°51′26.9″E / 40.737667°N 13.857472°E / 40.737667; 13.857472
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Metropolitan cityNaples (NA)
FrazioniPanza
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Del Deo
Area
 • Total12.85 km2 (4.96 sq mi)
Elevation
16 m (52 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2017)[3]
 • Total17,749
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Foriani, Panzesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
80075
Dialing code081
Patron saintSaints Vitus and Leonard
Saint dayJune 15, November 6
WebsiteOfficial website

OverviewEdit

Its territory includes the town of Panza, the only frazione of Forio and of the island of Ischia. Panza has always been an independent village since the 16th century when a first governmental organization was introduced on the island. In the 1975 the inhabitants of Panza tried to become an independent comune but the referendum, claimed by the inhabitants of Forio, was denied by the Campania's Regional Government.

There are numerous coastal watchtowers, built from the Middle Ages against Saracen and African pirates raids.

See alsoEdit

Twin townsEdit

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.

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