Pratola Peligna

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Pratola Peligna
Comune di Pratola Peligna
Skyline of Pratola Peligna
Location of Pratola Peligna
Pratola Peligna is located in Italy
Pratola Peligna
Pratola Peligna
Location of Pratola Peligna in Italy
Pratola Peligna is located in Abruzzo
Pratola Peligna
Pratola Peligna
Pratola Peligna (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°5′57″N 13°52′29″E / 42.09917°N 13.87472°E / 42.09917; 13.87472Coordinates: 42°5′57″N 13°52′29″E / 42.09917°N 13.87472°E / 42.09917; 13.87472
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceL'Aquila (AQ)
FrazioniBagnaturo, Ponte la Torre
Government
 • MayorAntonella Di Nino
Area
 • Total28.67 km2 (11.07 sq mi)
Elevation
342 m (1,122 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total7,528
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pratolani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
67035
Dialing code0864
ISTAT code066075
Patron saintMadonna della Libera
Saint dayFirst Sunday in May
Websitehttp://www.comune.pratolapeligna.aq.it/

Pratola Peligna (Abruzzese: Pratëlë) is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. As of 2015, it has a population of 7,652 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Pratola Peligna is bordered by Caramanico Terme, Corfinio, Prezza, Raiano, Roccacasale, Salle, and Sulmona.

History[edit]

The town did not officially take the name of Pratola Peligna until after the unification of Italy in 1863.[4]

Following World War II, the Italian Republic awarded Pratola Peligna with the Bronze Medal of Civil Merit.

Twin towns[edit]

Transport[edit]

Pratola Peligna is served by Pratola Peligna Superiore railway station, a railway stop on the Terni–Sulmona railway, with trains to L'Aquila and Sulmona.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  4. ^ http://www.comune.pratolapeligna.aq.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=27 Pratola Peligna's page on town history