Pratola Peligna

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Pratola Peligna
Comune
Comune di Pratola Peligna
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Pratola Peligna is located in Italy
Pratola Peligna
Pratola Peligna
Location of Pratola Peligna in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city L'Aquila (AQ)
Frazioni Bagnaturo, Ponte la Torre
Government
 • Mayor Antonella Di Nino
Area
 • Total 28.27 km2 (10.92 sq mi)
Elevation 342 m (1,122 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
 • Total 7,652
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pratolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67035
Dialing code 0864
Patron saint Madonna della Libera
Saint day First Sunday in May
Website http://www.comune.pratolapeligna.aq.it/

Pratola Peligna 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.[2]

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ http://www.comune.pratolapeligna.aq.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=27 Pratola Peligna's page on town history