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Torre Annunziata (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtorre annunˈtsjaːta]; Neapolitan: Torr'Annunziata) is a city and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, region of Campania in Italy. It is located on the Gulf of Naples at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius.

Torre Annunziata
Panorama of Torre Annunziata
Panorama of Torre Annunziata
Coat of arms of Torre Annunziata
Coat of arms
Location of Torre Annunziata
Torre Annunziata is located in Italy
Torre Annunziata
Torre Annunziata
Location of Torre Annunziata in Italy
Torre Annunziata is located in Campania
Torre Annunziata
Torre Annunziata
Torre Annunziata (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°45′N 14°27′E / 40.750°N 14.450°E / 40.750; 14.450Coordinates: 40°45′N 14°27′E / 40.750°N 14.450°E / 40.750; 14.450
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Metropolitan cityNaples (NA)
FrazioniRovigliano
Government
 • MayorVincenzo Ascione
Area
 • Total7.54 km2 (2.91 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total42,406
 • Density5,600/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Torresi or Oplontini (rare)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
80058
Dialing code081
Patron saintMadonna of the Snow
Saint dayOctober 22 and August 5
WebsiteOfficial website
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name
Part ofArchaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
CriteriaCultural: (iii)(iv)(v)
Reference829
Inscription1997 (21st Session)
Area1.7 ha (4.2 acres)
Buffer zone2.63 ha (6.5 acres)

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HistoryEdit

The city was destroyed in the Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD and in 1631. It is known locally in the Neapolitan dialect as Torre Nunziata.[3] The city was once the seat of important ironwork (Deriver, Dalmine) food processing and pasta industries. Today industries still active include naval, armament and pharmaceutical ones.

The archaeological site of Oplonti is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.

GeographyEdit

Torre Annunziata borders with the municipalities of Boscoreale, Boscotrecase, Castellammare di Stabia, Pompei, Torre del Greco and Trecase.

Main sightsEdit

On the Tabula Peutingeriana Torre Annunziata is called Oplonti.

In the communal territory, one of the richest Roman villas has been excavated. Dating to the 1st century BC, it probably belonged to the gens Poppaea, and is known as Villa Poppaea.

 
Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata.

DialectEdit

Although a comparatively small town, essentially a suburb of Naples, Torre Annunziata has its own unique dialect, a variation of Neapolitan, quite distinct, particularly in pronunciation, which is known as Torrese.

SportEdit

Torre Annunziata is home to F.C. Savoia 1908 who play at the Stadio Giraud and currently play in Serie D of Italy's football pyramid. Their highest achievement was during the 1923-24 season where they finished Serie A runners up.

Professional footballer Ciro Immobile was born in Torre Annunziata.

Notable peopleEdit

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. ^ nap:Torre Nunziata Torre Nunziata, nap.wikipedia]

SourcesEdit

  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Torre Annunziata" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 27 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

External linksEdit