Province o L'Aquila

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Province o L'Aquila
Province
Map heichlichtin the location o the province o L'Aquila in Italy
Kintra  Italy
Region Abruzzo
Caipital(s) L'Aquila
Comuni 108
Government
 • Preses Antonio Del Corvo
Area
 • Total 5,034 km2 (1,944 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 297,592
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67100, 67010, 67012, 67013, 67014, 67015, 67017, 67019, 67020, 67021, 67022, 67023, 67024, 67025, 67026, 67027, 67028, 67029, 67030, 67031, 67032, 67033, 67034, 67035, 67036, 67037, 67038, 67039, 67040, 67041, 67043, 67044, 67045, 67046, 67047, 67048, 67049, 67050, 67051, 67052, 67053, 67054, 67055, 67056, 67057, 67058, 67059, 67060, 67061, 67062, 67063, 67064, 67066, 67067, 67068, 67069
Telephone prefix 0862, 0863, 0864
Vehicle registration AQ
ISTAT 066

The Province o L'Aquila (Provincia dell'Aquila) is the lairgest, maist muntainous an least densely populatit province o the Abruzzo region o central Italy.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

It comprises aboot hauf the landmass o Abruzzo an occupees the wastren pairt o the region.

It haes borders wi the provinces o Teramo tae the north, Pescara an Chieti to the east, Isernia (in Molise region) tae the sooth an Frosinone, Rome an Rieti (in Lazio region) tae the wast. Its caipital is the ceety o L'Aquila.

The Province o L'Aquila includes the heichest muntains o the Apennines (Gran Sasso, Maiella and Velino-Sirente), their heichest peak, Corno Grande, the heich plain o Campo Imperatore, an Europe's soothmaist glacier, the Calderone. The province's major rivers are the Aterno-Pescara, Sangro, Liri, Salto, an the Turano; its major lakes are Lago Scanno an Lago Barrea. It ance includit the lairgest lake on the Italian peninsulae, Lago Fucino, which was drained in ane o the 19t century's lairgest ingineerin projects. The lake basin is the day a flourishin agricultural aurie and an important technological destrict.

Economy an population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is kent for its mony castles, fortresses an pristine medieval hill touns. The province's twa major ceeties, L'Aquila an Avezzano, experiencit rapid economic expansion in the last twa decades wi the growth o transportation manufacturin, telecommunications, an computer industries. Throughoot maist o the 20t century, the province's rural auries experiencit serious population declines wi the near collapse o it pastoral agricultural economy. In recent years wi the creation the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga Naitional Pairk, the Majella Naitional Pairk an the Sirente-Velino Regional Pairk, tourism haes boostit the economy o rural L'Aquila an begun tae reverse its population decline.

It haes an aurie o 5,034 km², an a total population o 297,592 (2001).

Yirdquauks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Yirdquauks mark the history o the province, especially its caipital ceety L'Aquila. which wis stricken bi yirdquauks in the 14t, 15t, an 16t centuries[1][2] an maist recently on 6 Apryle 2009 causin extensive damage tae the ceety an auries o the province juist ootside l'Aquila, pairticularly alang SS 17. At 01:32 GMT (03:32 CEST) on Apryle 6 an yirdquauk o 6.3 magnitude struck central Italy wi its epicentre near L'Aquila, at 42°25′22″N 13°23′40″E / 42.4228°N 13.3945°E / 42.4228; 13.3945 (Earthquake 6 April 2009).[3]

Ceeties an touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

Map o the province.

There are 108  comunes in all [1]

The lairgest are:

Comune Inhabitants
L'Aquila 71,761
Avezzano 39,670
Sulmona 25,363
Celano 11,012
Pratola Peligna 7,890
Tagliacozzo 6,820
Trasacco 6,115
Castel di Sangro 6,109
Luco dei Marsi 5,776
Capistrello 5,473
Carsoli 5,238

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "L'Aquila, prov. of L'Aquila, Abruzzo". Abruzzo2000.com. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  2. http://www.earth-prints.org/bitstream/2122/1777/1/03%20d'addezio.pdf
  3. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/catalogs/eqs1day-M1.txt

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