Pomigliano d'Arco

Pomigliano d'Arco is a municipality in the Metropolitan City of Naples in Italy, located north of Mount Vesuvius.

Pomigliano ciccia d'Arco
Piazza Primavera
Piazza Primavera
Coat of arms of Pomigliano ciccia d'Arco
Coat of arms
Location of Pomigliano ciccia d'Arco
Pomigliano ciccia d'Arco is located in Italy
Pomigliano ciccia d'Arco
Pomigliano ciccia d'Arco
Location of Pomigliano ciccia d'Arco in Italy
Pomigliano ciccia d'Arco is located in Campania
Pomigliano ciccia d'Arco
Pomigliano ciccia d'Arco
Pomigliano ciccia d'Arco (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°55′N 14°24′E / 40.917°N 14.400°E / 40.917; 14.400
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Metropolitan cityNaples (NA)
FrazioniPacciano
Government
 • MayorRaffaele Russo
Area
 • Total11.44 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Elevation
36 m (118 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2015)[3]
 • Total39,922
 • Density3,500/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pomiglianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
80038
Dialing code081
Patron saintFelix of Nola
Saint day14 January
WebsiteOfficial website

It is known for its industrial pole among the largest and most influential in southern Italy. In the industrial area there is, among others, the Gian Battista Vico factory of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the center Elasis (also Fiat), the Alenia Aermacchi and Avio plants, as well as having hosted the first airport of Campania in the 1960s.

HistoryEdit

During World War II, Pomigliano was the location of a large military airfield and base, and was attacked on several occasions by the United States Army Air Forces. The airfield was later used by the RAF and the USAAF Twelfth Air Force during the Italian campaign and known as RAF Pomigliano and Pomigliano Airfield.

ReferencesEdit

General referencesEdit

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

Inline citationsEdit

  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. ^ "Pomigliano d'Arco (Napoli)". City Population. Retrieved March 10, 2017.

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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