Cardito

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Cardito
Comune
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Coat of arms of Cardito
Coat of arms
Cardito is located in Italy
Cardito
Cardito
Location of Cardito in Italy
Coordinates: 40°57′N 14°18′E / 40.950°N 14.300°E / 40.950; 14.300
Country Italy
Region Campania
Metropolitan city Naples (NA)
Frazioni Carditello
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Cirillo
Area
 • Total 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Elevation 33 m (108 ft)
Population (30 SEptember 2015)[1]
 • Total 22,767
 • Density 7,100/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Carditesi, Carditellesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 80024
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. Blaise (commune), St. Joseph and St. Euphemia (Carditello)
Saint day 3 February (commune), 13 June (Carditello)
Website Official website

Cardito (Neapolitan: Cardít) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) northeast of Naples.

Cardito borders the following municipalities: Afragola, Caivano, Casoria, Crispano, Frattamaggiore. It was once mainly known for its strawberry and asparagus production; now also buffalo mozzarella is produced.

The city was perhaps founded by people from the nearby Atella around 350-300 BC. It is connected by the SS 87 Sannitica national road.

References[edit]

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