Angri

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Angri
Comune
Comune di Angri
Angri is located in Italy
Angri
Angri
Location of Angri in Italy
Coordinates: 40°44′N 14°34′E / 40.733°N 14.567°E / 40.733; 14.567Coordinates: 40°44′N 14°34′E / 40.733°N 14.567°E / 40.733; 14.567
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Area
 • Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 32,576
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Angresi
Angrisani[citation needed]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84012
Dialing code 081
Patron saint John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

Angri is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, Campania, Italy. It is around 11 miles (18 km) northeast of the town of Salerno.[1]

History[edit]

The Byzantine general Narses defeated Teias, the last king of the Goths, nearby in AD 553.[1]

In the 19th century, the city had a population of around 10,000 and its hinterland produced large quantities of grapes, tobacco, and cotton.[1]

Angri was the native town of Teresina Raiola, who emigrated to the United States and gave birth to Al Capone, a prominent gangster. Angri was also the hometown of Capone's successor, Frank Nitti, and of the Blessed Alfonso Maria Fusco, whose feast is February 6.

Geography[edit]

Angri is a part of the Agro Nocerino Sarnese, near the Vesuvian area, and togheder Scafati is the extreme part of the Salerno Province. The comunal territory is at the base of the Lattari's mountains in the heart of the Sarno's valley, the most fertile areas of Italy.

Climate[edit]

The climate is temperate, given the proximity of the sea. The winter and the summer season oare characterized by wet and cool climate.

Society[edit]

In 2011 there were 32,576[2] people residing in Angri, 549 are foreigners. The largest immigrant group are:

  • Albania Albania: 193
  • Ukraine Ukraine: 143
  • Morocco Morocco: 43
  • Romania Romania: 41
  • Poland Poland: 23

Religion[edit]

The major of the population are christianity rite catholic; the comune belongs to deanery of Nocera Inferiore-Sarno, subdivided into six churches. Other religion are: Evangelicalism and Jehovah's Witnesses.

Monuments[edit]

In the city there are the Castle and Doria's palace, the town park (the garden of the palace) and various Renaissance buildings.

The churches are: the Collegiate Church of St. John the Baptist, the brotherhood of Santa Margherita, the church of Santa Maria of Constantinople, the former Grange of the Certosa di San Giacomo di Capri Pizzauto, the church of Santissima Annunziata with the museum of the Blessed can . Fusco, the Carmelite church, St. Catherine, St. Benedict, the brotherhood of Santa Margherita, the chapel of St. Cosmas and Damian.

Transport[edit]

Angri is connected to the Autostrada A3 motorways. Angri station is the railway station of the city that allows moving to Naples and Salerno.

Sport[edit]

In the city they practice many team sports.

Football[edit]

The city's main football team is U.S. Angri Calcio 1927 A.S.D.

Basket[edit]

  • A.S.D Angri Basket
  • Polisportiva A. Negro Angri basket
  • Polisportiva S.C.A. Basket 2009

Volley[edit]

  • Gruppo Sportivo Doria

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