Frattamaggiore

Frattamaggiore (locally also known as Fratta) is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania, Italy. It is located 15 km (9.3 mi) north of Naples and 15 km (9.3 mi) southwest of Caserta. It was awarded the title of "City of art" in 2008 and named Benedictine city in 1997.

Frattamaggiore
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Location of Frattamaggiore
Frattamaggiore is located in Italy
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Frattamaggiore
Location of Frattamaggiore in Italy
Frattamaggiore is located in Campania
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Frattamaggiore
Frattamaggiore (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°56′N 14°17′E / 40.933°N 14.283°E / 40.933; 14.283Coordinates: 40°56′N 14°17′E / 40.933°N 14.283°E / 40.933; 14.283
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Metropolitan cityNaples (NA)
Government
 • MayorMarco Antonio Del Prete (Democratic Party (Italy))
Area
 • Total5.32 km2 (2.05 sq mi)
Elevation
44 m (144 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2017)[2]
 • Total29,929
 • Density5,600/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
DemonymFrattesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
80027
Dialing code081
Patron saintSt. Sosius
Saint day23 September
WebsiteOfficial website

It is located in the Naples hinterland.[clarification needed] It is bordered by the comuni of Afragola, Cardito, Crispano, Frattaminore, Grumo Nevano, and Sant'Arpino.

HistoryEdit

The first records of Frattamaggiore date to 921 AD, although the area was probably settled in pre-Roman times. The people of Atella built a watchtower in response to the Vandal invasion of 455 AD, around which refugees from Miseno settled when their town was razed by the Saracens; here they also built a Catholic church in honour of Sossius, now the patron saint of Frattamaggiore.

TransportationEdit

Frattamaggiore is served by:

Notable peopleEdit

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ ISTAT

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