Pomigliano d'Arco

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Pomigliano d'Arco
Comune
Metropolitan City of Naples
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
Country Italy
Region Campania
Frazioni Pacciano
Government
 • Mayor Raffaele Russo
Area
 • Total 11.44 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Population (30 November 2015)[1]
 • Total 39,922
 • Density 3,500/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pomiglianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80038
Dialing code 081
Patron saint Felix of Nola
Saint day 14 January
Website Official 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". 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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