Abbateggio

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Abbateggio
Comune di Abbateggio
Skyline of Abbateggio
Coat of arms of Abbateggio
Coat of arms
Location of Abbateggio
Abbateggio is located in Italy
Abbateggio
Abbateggio
Location of Abbateggio in Italy
Abbateggio is located in Abruzzo
Abbateggio
Abbateggio
Abbateggio (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°14′N 14°1′E / 42.233°N 14.017°E / 42.233; 14.017
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvincePescara (PE)
FrazioniCatalano, Cusano, Di Mezzo, Le Piane, San Martino, Scalelle
Government
 • MayorAntonio Di Marco
Area
 • Total15.4 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Elevation
530 m (1,740 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total371
 • Density24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Abbateggiani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
65020
Dialing code085
Patron saintSaint Lawrence
Saint day10 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Abbateggio is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

The first documents about the village's existence date back to the 10th century.

The economy of Abbateggio is based on mixed agriculture. Livestock are kept and crops including grain, olives, vines and fruit trees are grown. Cheese and honey are also produced.

The Cusano district of the comune is home to the ruins of an ancient castle and other early medieval buildings.

Culture[edit]

Festivals in the town include:

  • San Lorenzo (August) - Grain feast
  • 7–9 September - Patron festival
  • Last Sunday in July - Majella Park Literary Award.

Notable people[edit]

Angelo Tomasso Sr, founder of the Tomasso Group, grew up in Abbateggio and immigrated to the United States of America in 1910.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Population data from ISTAT
  4. ^ "Angelo Tomasso, Jr". immigrantheritage.org. Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame. Retrieved 3 June 2019.

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