Bomba, Abruzzo

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Bomba
Comune
Comune di Bomba
Chieti bomba.jpg
Bomba is located in Italy
Bomba
Bomba
Location of Bomba in Italy
Coordinates: 42°2′N 14°22′E / 42.033°N 14.367°E / 42.033; 14.367Coordinates: 42°2′N 14°22′E / 42.033°N 14.367°E / 42.033; 14.367
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Chieti (CH)
Frazioni Sambuceto, Vallecupa
Area
 • Total 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 424 m (1,391 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)[1]
 • Total 930
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym Bombesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 66042
Dialing code 0872
Patron saint San Donato
Saint day 7 August
Website Official website

Bomba is a comune and town in the Province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The first historical reference to the existence of the town is in a parchment document present in the Chieti Archbishop Administration archive. It dates back to 1115 AD and refers to taxes to be paid to the archbishop. In 1269 AD the town was donated by King Charles I of Naples to Ranulfo de Courtenay. In 1500, the town population was approximately 600. At the end of the 17th century, the population was down to only around 300 inhabitants. In the early 19th century, Bomba was the home of Bertrando and Silvio Spaventa, who were famous Italian patriots. In the middle of the 20th century, a large dam was built over the Sangro River (which is close to the town) that created a large artificial lake famous for its tourism and for sporting activities.

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  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)

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