Campli

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Campli
Città di Campli
Skyline of Campli
Location of Campli
Campli is located in Italy
Campli
Campli
Location of Campli in Italy
Campli is located in Abruzzo
Campli
Campli
Campli (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°43′34.07″N 13°41′9.92″E / 42.7261306°N 13.6860889°E / 42.7261306; 13.6860889
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceTeramo (TE)
FrazioniBattaglia, Boceto, Campiglio, Campovalano, Cesenà, Cognoli, Collicelli, Fichieri, Floriano, Friscoli, Gagliano, Garrufo, Guazzano, La Traversa, Masseri, Molviano, Morge, Nocella, Paduli, Pagannoni Inferiore, Pagannoni Superiore, Paterno, Piancarani, Roiano, Sant'Onofrio, Terrabianca, Traversa, Villa Camera
Government
 • MayorPietro Quaresimale
Area
 • Total73.43 km2 (28.35 sq mi)
Elevation
393 m (1,289 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total7,110
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Camplesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
64012
Dialing code0861
Patron saintSaint Pancras
Saint day10 May
WebsiteOfficial website

Campli (Abruzzese: Chimblë) is a town and comune in the province of Teramo, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It is located in the natural park known as the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Geography[edit]

The towns of Bellante, Civitella del Tronto, Sant'Omero, Teramo, Torricella Sicura, Valle Castellana are nearby.

Side street in Campli

History[edit]

During the 14th century, the composer Nicolaus Ricii de Nucella Campli was born presumably in or near the town.

The town was captured by the French under François de Guise in 1557 during his failed campaign against the Spanish in the Kingdom of Naples.

Festivals and events[edit]

Every year since 1964 in the month of August, there is a celebration that goes by the name of Sagra della porchetta italica (Feast of Italian Pork). It is considered to be the first such event established in the Region of Abruzzo and one of the earliest organized in all of Italy. One highlight of this festival is a pork sandwich cookoff. The festival was founded by Fernando Aurini who was seeking to attract tourists and to disseminate information about the town which once made up a portion of the holdings of the powerful Farnese family. In celebration of this event a practical tourist guide entitled "Campli" was published each year. The Sagra della porchetta italica was an immediate success with crowds of up to 10,000 people attending in the mid 1960s.

Main sights[edit]

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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