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Castello di Lettere.jpg
Lettere is located in Italy
Location of Lettere in Italy
Coordinates: 40°42′N 14°33′E / 40.700°N 14.550°E / 40.700; 14.550Coordinates: 40°42′N 14°33′E / 40.700°N 14.550°E / 40.700; 14.550
Country Italy
Region Campania
Metropolitan city Naples (NA)
 • Mayor Sebastiano Giordano
 • Total 12.0 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Elevation 356 m (1,168 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 6,228
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Letteresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80050
Dialing code 081

Lettere is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the southern central Italian region Campania, located about 30 km southeast of Naples.

Lettere borders the following municipalities: Angri, Casola di Napoli, Corbara, Gragnano, Ravello, Sant'Antonio Abate, Tramonti.

It was built near Ancient Liternum.

From 987 it was the see of a bishopric, which was renamed Roman Catholic Diocese of Lettere-Gragnano (viz.) from 1169 till its merger into the Diocese of Castellammare di Stabia. In 1968 it was nominally restored as Latin Titular bishopric of Lettere. [2]

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  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t1015.htm

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