Pollena Trocchia

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Pollena Trocchia
Metropolitan City of Naples
Pollena Trocchia is located in Italy
Pollena Trocchia
Pollena Trocchia
Location of Pollena Trocchia in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Campania
Frazioni Guindazzi, Musci, San Gennariello-Laurenzana, Tamburiello, Trocchia
 • Mayor Francesco Pinto
 • Total 8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Elevation 149 m (489 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 13,724
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pollenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80040
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. James
Saint day July 25
Website Official 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.


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