Pollena Trocchia

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Pollena Trocchia
Comune
Comune di Pollena Trocchia
Pollena Trocchia is located in Italy
Pollena Trocchia
Pollena Trocchia
Location of Pollena Trocchia in Italy
Coordinates: 40°51′N 14°23′E / 40.850°N 14.383°E / 40.850; 14.383Coordinates: 40°51′N 14°23′E / 40.850°N 14.383°E / 40.850; 14.383
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Naples (NA)
Frazioni Guindazzi, Musci, San Gennariello-Laurenzana, Tamburiello, Trocchia
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Pinto
Area
 • Total 8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Elevation 149 m (489 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 13,724
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Demonym Pollenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80040
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. James
Saint day July 25
Website Official website

Pollena Trocchia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 11 km east of Naples.

It was created in 1811 from two already existing villages, Pollena and Trocchia, both of Samnite-Etruscan origin. Pollena took its name from the cult of Apollo, who had an important temple here in the Roman and pre-Roman ages. Both were destroyed by the 1631 eruption of Vesuvio.

References[edit]

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