Montesilvano

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Montesilvano
Città di Montesilvano
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Montesilvano
Coat of arms
Location of Montesilvano
Montesilvano is located in Italy
Montesilvano
Montesilvano
Location of Montesilvano in Italy
Montesilvano is located in Abruzzo
Montesilvano
Montesilvano
Montesilvano (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°30′51″N 14°8′58″E / 42.51417°N 14.14944°E / 42.51417; 14.14944Coordinates: 42°30′51″N 14°8′58″E / 42.51417°N 14.14944°E / 42.51417; 14.14944
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvincePescara (PE)
FrazioniColonnetta, Case di Pietro, Fossonono, Mazzocco, Montesilvano Colle, Montesilvano Spiaggia, Santa Venere, Trave, Villa Verlengia, Villa Canonico, Villa Carmine, Villa Verrocchio
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Maragno (Forza Italia[1])
Area
 • Total23.57 km2 (9.10 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[3]
 • Total54,194
 • Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montesilvanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
65015 - 65016
Dialing code085
Patron saintSant'Antonio di Padova
WebsiteOfficial website

Montesilvano (Italian pronunciation: [ˌmontesilˈvaːno]) is a town and comune of the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The name Montesilvano is apparently derived from the Latin which means woody hill (woods - silva).

Geography[edit]

The town is located on the Adriatic Sea and offers a wide choice of accommodation (hotels, rental flats, B&B) and entertainment both for Italian and foreign tourists.

Montesilvano is situated immediately north of Pescara, to which it is physically connected. Montesilvano is divided into Montesilvano Marina and Montesilvano Colle. The former is the lively, crowded seaside resort; the latter the original medieval comune and citadel. The mouths of the Piomba and the Saline rivers are directly north of the town.

Administration[edit]

The Italian local elections, 2014 saw administrator Francesco Maragno standing for Forza Italia elected as the Mayor of Montesilvano.[1][5]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amministrazione comunale Montesilvano". Tuttitalia.it (in Italian).
  2. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT". Istat - Istituto Nazionale di Statistica. Retrieved 20 June 2016. (follow Italia Meridionale / Abruzzo / Pescara / Montesilvano)
  5. ^ "Elezioni Comunali 2014 - Comune di Montesilvano Liste e risultati". Repubblica.it (in Italian).