Pomigliano d'Arco

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Pomigliano d'Arco
Comune
Comune di Pomigliano d'Arco
Piazza Primavera
Piazza Primavera
Coat of arms of Pomigliano d'Arco
Coat of arms
Pomigliano d'Arco is located in Italy
Pomigliano d'Arco
Pomigliano d'Arco
Location of Pomigliano d'Arco in Italy
Coordinates: 40°55′N 14°24′E / 40.917°N 14.400°E / 40.917; 14.400
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Naples (NA)
Frazioni Pacciano
Government
 • Mayor Lello Russo
Area
 • Total 11.44 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Population (30 September 2012)[1]
 • Total 39,813
 • Density 3,500/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
Demonym Pomiglianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80038
Dialing code 081
Patron saint Felix of Nola
Saint day 14 January
Website Official website

Pomigliano d'Arco is an municipality in the province of Naples, Campania, southern Italy, located northeast of Naples, near Mount Vesuvius.

The city is home to several automobile (former Alfa Romeo Alfasud plant, now owned by Fiat) and the aeronautic manufacturing firm Alenia Aeronautica.[2] It is also home to Elasis, Fiat's research center in southern Italy.

History[edit]

During World War II, Pomigliano was the location of a large military airfield and base, and was attacked on several occasions by the United States Army Air Forces. The airfield was later used by the USAAF Twelfth Air Force during the Italian campaign and known as Pomigliano Airfield.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from Istat
  2. ^ "Contacts." Alenia Aeronautica. Retrieved on 4 February 2012. "Pomigliano d'Arco Viale dell'Aeronautica - 80038 Pomigliano d’Arco (Napoli) "

Sources[edit]

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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