Palma Campania (Neapolitan: Pàrmë), known until 1863 as Palma di Nola, is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 25 km east of Naples.
Palma di Nola
|Metropolitan city||Naples (NA)|
|Frazioni||Pozzoromolo, Vico di Palma, Castello di Palma, Fiume|
|• Mayor||Aniello Donnarumma|
|• Total||20.8 km2 (8.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||85 m (279 ft)|
(31 December 2010)
|• Density||730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The city is famous also for the "Carnevale Palmese".
Archaeological evidence indicates human habitation of the area in the early Bronze Age (c. 1850 BCE), but the foundation of the town is more recent. It has been suggested that Palma was founded in the sixth century CE by people taking refuge from the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius; alternatively it may be linked to a Roman consul named Palma who held office at the beginning of the first century CE.
Ramains of the ancient Roman Aqua Augusta aqueduct feeding the bay of Naples are nearby at Ponte Tirone.
The oldest building still standing is the ninth-century church of San Martino, in the frazione Vico. The earliest extant documentary record of the place dates to 997. During the Middle Ages the town's fortunes were linked to the noble families Di Palma, Orsini, Della Tolfa, Pignatelli, Di Bologna, Caracciolo, Salluzzo, and Compagna.
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Portale Istituzionale del Comune di Palma Campania (NA) - la Storia, Comune di Palma Campania, 2007.