Alba Adriatica

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Alba Adriatica
Comune
Comune di Alba Adriatica
Alba Adriatica town hall
Alba Adriatica town hall
Alba Adriatica is located in Italy
Alba Adriatica
Alba Adriatica
Location of Alba Adriatica in Italy
Coordinates: 42°50′4.92″N 13°55′15.60″E / 42.8347000°N 13.9210000°E / 42.8347000; 13.9210000Coordinates: 42°50′4.92″N 13°55′15.60″E / 42.8347000°N 13.9210000°E / 42.8347000; 13.9210000
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Teramo (TE)
Frazioni Basciani, Casasanta, Villa Fiore
Government
 • Mayor Tonia Piccioni (since May, 2013)
Area
 • Total 9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 11,820
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Demonym Albensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 64011
Dialing code 0861
Patron saint Saint Euphemia
Saint day September 16
Website Official website

Alba Adriatica is a town and comune with 11,820 residents (2008) in the province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of central eastern Italy.

It is known as one of the "seven sisters" of the northern Abruzzo coast, i.e. the seven coastal towns in the province of Teramo, the other six being (from north to south) Martinsicuro, Tortoreto, Giulianova, Roseto degli Abruzzi, Silvi Marina and Pineto.

It is also nicknamed Spiaggia d'argento (Silver Beach) because of the high quality standard of its beach, which earned the town the European Blue Flag in years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The comune of Alba Adriatica was created in 1956 by splitting it off from Tortoreto.

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