Pomigliano d'Arco

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Pomigliano d'Arco
Comune
Piazza Primavera
Piazza Primavera
Coat of arms of Pomigliano d'Arco
Coat of arms
Pomigliano d'Arco is located in Italy
Pomigliano d'Arco
Pomigliano d'Arco
Location of Pomigliano d'Arco in Italy
Coordinates: 40°55′N 14°24′E / 40.917°N 14.400°E / 40.917; 14.400
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Metropolitan cityNaples (NA)
FrazioniPacciano
Government
 • MayorRaffaele Russo
Area
 • Total11.44 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Elevation36 m (118 ft)
Population (30 November 2015)[1]
 • Total39,922
 • Density3,500/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pomiglianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code80038
Dialing code081
Patron saintFelix of Nola
Saint day14 January
WebsiteOfficial website

Pomigliano d'Arco is a municipality in the Metropolitan City of Naples in Italy, located north of Mount Vesuvius.

The city is home to several automobile plants (former Alfa Romeo Alfasud plant, now owned by Fiat) and the aeronautic manufacturing firm Alenia Aeronautica.[2] It is also home to Elasis, Fiat's research center in southern Italy.

History[edit]

During World War II, Pomigliano was the location of a large military airfield and base, and was attacked on several occasions by the United States Army Air Forces. The airfield was later used by the RAF and the USAAF Twelfth Air Force during the Italian campaign and known as RAF Pomigliano and Pomigliano Airfield.

References[edit]

General references[edit]

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

Inline citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Pomigliano d'Arco (Napoli)". City Population. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Contacts" Archived 2012-08-10 at the Wayback Machine.. Alenia Aeronautica. Retrieved 4 February 2012. "Pomigliano d'Arco Viale dell'Aeronautica - 80038 Pomigliano d’Arco (Napoli)"

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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