Pollena Trocchia

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Pollena Trocchia
Excavations of Roman remains at Pollena Trocchia (2014)
Excavations of Roman remains at Pollena Trocchia (2014)
Location of Pollena Trocchia
Pollena Trocchia is located in Italy
Pollena Trocchia
Pollena Trocchia
Location of Pollena Trocchia in Italy
Pollena Trocchia is located in Campania
Pollena Trocchia
Pollena Trocchia
Pollena Trocchia (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°51′N 14°23′E / 40.850°N 14.383°E / 40.850; 14.383Coordinates: 40°51′N 14°23′E / 40.850°N 14.383°E / 40.850; 14.383
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Metropolitan cityNaples (NA)
FrazioniGuindazzi, Musci, San Gennariello-Laurenzana, Tamburiello, Trocchia
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Pinto
Area
 • Total8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Elevation
149 m (489 ft)
Population
(Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total13,724
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pollenesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
80040
Dialing code081
Patron saintSt. James
Saint dayJuly 25
WebsiteOfficial website

Pollena Trocchia is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 11 km east of Naples.

It was created in 1811 from two already existing villages, Pollena and Trocchia, both of Samnite-Etruscan origin. Pollena took its name from the cult of Apollo, who had an important temple here in the Roman and pre-Roman ages. Both were destroyed by the 1631 eruption of Vesuvio.

References[edit]

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