Piano di Sorrento

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Piano di Sorrento
Beach of Piano di Sorrento
Beach of Piano di Sorrento
Coat of arms of Piano di Sorrento
Coat of arms
Location of Piano di Sorrento
Piano di Sorrento is located in Italy
Piano di Sorrento
Piano di Sorrento
Location of Piano di Sorrento in Italy
Piano di Sorrento is located in Campania
Piano di Sorrento
Piano di Sorrento
Piano di Sorrento (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°38′N 14°25′E / 40.633°N 14.417°E / 40.633; 14.417
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Metropolitan cityNaples (NA)
FrazioniCassano, Colli San Pietro, Mortora, Trinità
Government
 • MayorGiovanni Ruggiero
Area
 • Total7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Elevation
96 m (315 ft)
Population
(31 December 2010[1])
 • Total13,136
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Carottesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
80063
Dialing code081
WebsiteOfficial website

Piano di Sorrento (Neapolitan: Caruotto) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 25 km (16 mi) southeast of Naples.

Piano di Sorrento borders the following municipalities: Meta, Sant'Agnello, Vico Equense.

Victorian poet Robert Browning sojourned in the area and mentions the countryside of Piano and other localities of the Surrentine peninsula in the poem "The Englishman in Italy".

Economy[edit]

In the nineteenth century, Piano di Sorrento's economy was based mainly on fishing, agriculture and shipbuilding activities.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Piano di Sorrento encountered socio-economic mutation which will - given by the progressive crisis of agriculture, shipbuilding and by the growing role of trade and tourism.

During the twentieth century Piano di Sorrento increased its productivity thanks to the power supply and water supply for homes and the development of a connecting track between Sorrento and Castellammare di Stabia, made at first by a tram service, after provided by a train.

Twin towns[edit]

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References[edit]

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

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