L'Aquila (Italian: [ˈlaːkwila] ( listen), meanin "The Eagle") is a ceety an comune in central Italy, baith the caipital ceety o the Abruzzo region an o the Province o L'Aquila. It haes a population o 73,150 indwallers (2009), but haes a daily presence in the territory o 100,000 fowk for study, tertiary activities, jobs an tourism. Laid oot athin medieval waws on a hill in the wide valley o the Aterno river, it is surroondit b the Apennine Muntains, wi the Gran Sasso d'Italia tae the north-east.

L'Aquila
Comune dell'Aquila
Piazza Duomo
Piazza Duomo
Coat of airms o L'Aquila
Coat airms
L'Aquila is locatit in Italy
L'Aquila
L'Aquila
Location o L'Aquila in Italy
Coordinates: 42°21′N 13°24′E / 42.350°N 13.400°E / 42.350; 13.400
KintraItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceL'Aquila (AQ)
Frazionisee leet
Govrenment
 • MayorMassimo Cialente (PD)
Area
 • Total466.9 km2 (180.3 sq mi)
Elevation
714 m (2,343 ft)
Population
 (31 Mairch 2009)
 • Total73,150
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Aquilani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
67100
Dialin code0862
Patron sauntSt. Maximus, St. Equitius, St. Peter Celestine, St. Bernardino of Siena
Saunt day10 Juin
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

FrazioniEedit

Thare are some frazioni, veelages aroond principal touns, surroondin L'Aquila. The follaein is a leet o surroondin frazioni: Aquilio, Aragno, Aringo, Arischia, Assergi, Bagno, Bazzano, Camarda, Cansatessa, Casaline, Cermone, Cese, Civita di Bagno, Colle di Preturo, Colle di Sassa, Colle Roio – Poggio di Roio, Collebrincioni, Collefracido, Coppito, Filetto, Foce, Forcelle, Genzano, Gignano, Monticchio, Onna, Paganica, Pagliare di Sassa, Pescomaggiore, Palombaia, Pettino, Pianola, Pile, Pizzutillo, Poggio Roio, Poggio Santa Maria, Pozza di Preturo, Pratelle, Preturo, Ripa, Roio Piano – Poggio di Roio, San Giacomo alto, San Giuliano, San Gregorio, San Leonardo, San Marco Di Preturo, San Martino di Sassa, Santa Rufina, Sant'Angelo, Sant'Elia, Santi, San Vittorino, Sassa, Tempera, Torretta, Valle Pretara, Vallesindola, Vasche.

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns – Sister ceetiesEedit

L'Aquila is twinned wi:

NotesEedit

  1. "Hobart Offers Condolences to Italian Sister City L'Aquila Severely Damaged by Earthquake" (PDF). Hobart City Council. 7 Apryle 2009. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 19 September 2009. Retrieved 27 Juin 2009.
  2. "Zielona Góra – Partner Cities". Urzędu Miasta Zielona Góra. Retrieved 7 December 2008.[deid airtin]