Forio

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Forio
Comune
Comune di Forio
Veduta di Forio.JPG
Coat of arms of Forio
Coat of arms
Forio is located in Italy
Forio
Forio
Location of Forio in Italy
Coordinates: 40°44′N 13°51′E / 40.733°N 13.850°E / 40.733; 13.850
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Naples (NA)
Frazioni Panza
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Del Deo
Area
 • Total 12.85 km2 (4.96 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (30 September 2010)[1]
 • Total 17,498
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Demonym Foriani, Panzesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80075
Dialing code 081
Patron saint Saints Vitus and Leonard
Saint day June 15, November 6
Website Official website

Forio (known also as Forio of Ischia) is a town and comune of c. 17,000 inhabitants in the province in Naples, Italy, situated on the island of Ischia.

Overview[edit]

Its territory includes the town of Panza, the only frazione of Forio and of the island of Ischia. Panza has always been an independent village since the 16th century when a first governmental organization was introduced on the island. In the 1975 the inhabitants of Panza tried to became an independent comune but the referendum, claimed by the inhabitants of Forio, was denied by the Campania's Regional Government.

There are numerous coastal watchtowers, built from the Middle Ages against Saracen and African pirates raids.

See also[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links[edit]

Media related to Forio at Wikimedia Commons