Frattamaggiore

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Frattamaggiore
Comune
Comune di Frattamaggiore
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Frattamaggiore is located in Italy
Frattamaggiore
Frattamaggiore
Location of Frattamaggiore in Italy
Coordinates: 40°56′N 14°17′E / 40.933°N 14.283°E / 40.933; 14.283Coordinates: 40°56′N 14°17′E / 40.933°N 14.283°E / 40.933; 14.283
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Naples (NA)
Area
 • Total 5.32 km2 (2.05 sq mi)
Elevation 44 m (144 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 29,626
 • Density 5,600/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Demonym Frattesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80027
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. Sosius the Levite & Martyr
Saint day 23 September
Website Official website

Frattamaggiore (locally also known as Fratta) is a comune in the Province of Naples, Campania, Italy. It is located 15 kilometers north of Naples and 15 kilometers southwest of Caserta, on the borders of the agro aversano. It was awarded the title of "City of art" in 2008 and named Benedictine city in 1997.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the Naples hinterland. In 2011, the municipality had a population of 29,626 inhabitants[1] and a land area of 5.32 km² (2.054 sq mi). It is bordered by Afragola, Cardito, Crispano, Frattaminore, Grumo Nevano, and Sant'Arpino.

History[edit]

The first records of Frattamaggiore date to 921 AD, although the area was probably settled in pre-Roman times. The people of Atella built a watchtower in response to the Vandal invasion of 455AD, around which refugees from Miseno settled when their town was razed by the Saracens; here they also built a Catholic temple in honour of Sossius, that is the patronus of Frattamaggiore.

Transports[edit]

Frattamaggiore is served by:

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ISTAT

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