Palma Campania

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Palma Campania
Comune
Comune di Palma Campania
Coat of arms of Palma Campania
Coat of arms
Palma Campania is located in Italy
Palma Campania
Palma Campania
Location of Palma Campania in Italy
Coordinates: 40°52′N 14°33′E / 40.867°N 14.550°E / 40.867; 14.550
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Naples (NA)
Frazioni Pozzoromolo, Vico di Palma, Castello di Palma
Government
 • Mayor Vincenzo Carbone
Area
 • Total 20.8 km2 (8.0 sq mi)
Elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Population (1 September 2010[1])
 • Total 15,170
 • Density 730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym Palmesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80036
Dialing code 081
Website Official website

Palma Campania, known until 1863 as Palma di Nola,[2] is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 25 km east of Naples.

Palma Campania borders the following municipalities: Carbonara di Nola, Domicella, Lauro, Liveri, Nola, Poggiomarino, San Gennaro Vesuviano, San Giuseppe Vesuviano, Sarno, Striano, Ottaviano.

History[edit]

Archaeological evidence indicates human habitation of the area in the early Bronze age (c.1850 BCE), but the foundation of the town is taken to be more recent. It has been suggested that Palma was founded in the sixth century CE by people taking refuge from the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius; alternatively it may be linked to a Roman consul named Palma who held office at the beginning of the first century CE. The oldest building still standing is the ninth-century church of San Martino, in the frazione Vico. The earliest extant documentary record of the place dates to 997. During the Middle Ages the town's fortunes were linked to the noble families Di Palma, Orsini, Della Tolfa, Pignatelli, Di Bologna, Caracciolo, Salluzzo, and Compagna.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ a b Portale Istituzionale del Comune di Palma Campania (NA) - la Storia, Comune di Palma Campania, 2007 .