Ischia, Campania

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Ischia
Comune
Comune di Ischia
Castello Aragonese da lontano.JPG
Coat of arms of Ischia
Coat of arms
Ischia is located in Italy
Ischia
Ischia
Location of Ischia in Italy
Coordinates: 40°44′N 13°57′E / 40.733°N 13.950°E / 40.733; 13.950Coordinates: 40°44′N 13°57′E / 40.733°N 13.950°E / 40.733; 13.950
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Naples (NA)
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Ferrandino
Area
 • Total 8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population (1 April 2009)
 • Total 18,606
 • Density 2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Demonym Ischitani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80077
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. Giovan Giuseppe della Croce
Saint day March 5
Website Official website

Ischia is a town and comune on Ischia island. Administratively it is part of the province of Naples, in the southern Italian region Campania. It is famed for its thermal baths due to the volcanic nature of the island.

Overview[edit]

Main article: Ischia

The main centre of the comune is divided between Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte: the latter takes its name from the former wooden bridge which, until the 18th century, connected it to the Aragonese Castle.

Twin towns[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ischia at Wikimedia Commons