Province of Naples

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Province of Naples
Province
Satellite view of the provincial area.
Satellite view of the provincial area.
Coat of arms of Province of Naples
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Naples in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Naples in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Campania
Capital(s) Naples
Comuni 92
Government
 • President Antonio Pentangelo (PDL)
Area
 • Total 1,171.13 km2 (452.18 sq mi)
Population (30 November 2012)
 • Total 3,052,763
 • Density 2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80121-80147 (cap)
80010-80079 (rest)
Telephone prefix 081
Vehicle registration NA
ISTAT 063

The Province of Naples (Italian: Provincia di Napoli, Napulitano: Pruvincia 'e Nàpule) is a province in the Campania region of southern Italy. Its capital city is Naples; within the province there are 92 Comuni of the Province of Naples.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The province of Naples is the most densely populated in Italy. At the 2013 census were all located in the province, as were 10 of the top 15. It has an area of 1,171.13 km², and a total population of about 3.05 million.

Map of the province of Naples.

Largest communities in the Napoli metropolitan area):

Largest communities 2013 estimate
City Population
Napoli
959.052
Giugliano in Campania
110.473
Torre del Greco
85.382
Pozzuoli
80.812
Casoria
78.229
Castellammare di Stabia
65.529
Afragola
63.674
Marano di Napoli
57.200
Portici
55.310
Ercolano
53.260

Tourism[edit]

Capri.

The area is particularly fruitful for tourism, both national and international. Pompeii, the excavated Roman city which was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD is among the most popular destinations in all of Italy.[2]

Three islands in the Gulf of Naples are also prominent destinations; Ischia, Procida, part of the Phlegrean Islands, and Capri. Together they are also known as the Campanian Archipelago. On Capri, there is the famous Blue Grotto; inside the grotto the sea seems to be lit from underwater, it is a magnificent blue colour, hence its name.[3]

The Sorrentine Peninsula (and its main town Sorrento) has long being a popular destination for tourism, it is well known for the drink Limoncello and its luxurious sea cliffs. It is rich with villas, castles, guard towers, churches, and in Vico Equense ancient farmhouses.[4]

Sport[edit]

The most popular sport in the province is football. This area was one of the first in Southern Italy to start playing sports, when English sailors brought them in during the early 1900s. The most successful club from the province are by far SSC Napoli, who have won Serie A (the Italian Championship) twice and the UEFA Cup while Diego Maradona was with the club.

At present there are five professional football clubs playing within the Italian leagues from the province; in Serie A there is SSC Napoli, in Serie C1 there is both Juve Stabia and Sorrento, while in Serie C2 the province is represented by SSC Giugliano and Sporting Neapolis.

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Coordinates: 40°50′N 14°15′E / 40.833°N 14.250°E / 40.833; 14.250