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Afragola is an important city of southern Italy. It's situaded in Campania, the same region of Naples, between the territories corresponding to the ancient cities of Acerra and Atella. It's one of the 100 biggest Italian cities (the ones which have a population of more than 50,000 inhabitants), and with its size of just 18 kmĀ² also one of the most dense. City lights from space. ... A compass rose with South highlighted South is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. ... Campania is a region of Southern Italy, bordering on Lazio to the north-west, Molise to the north, Puglia to the north-east, Basilicata to the east, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ... Location within Italy Naples (Italian Napoli, Neapolitan Napule, from Greek Νέα Πόλις - Néa Pólis - meaning New City) is the largest city in southern Italy and capital of Campania Region. ... Acerra was an ancient city 9 miles Northeast of Naples. ... Atella was an ancient city of Campania, half way between Naples and Capua. ...


The city is administrated mainly by the homonymous commune (of whom territory borders on the municipalities of Acerra, Casalnuovo di Napoli, Caivano, Cardito and Casoria) and for a little part by the communes of Cardito, Casalnuovo di Napoli and Casoria, all belonging the province of Napoli. As of the 2001 census, the commune Afragola had a population of 65,187, but the real estimated population is about 100,000 (including the areas of the city administrated by other communes). Naples (It. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


Famous for its St. Anthony's basilica (former sanctuary), that made it well-known as the "Padua of South", Afragola has the biggest commercial area of the whole Italy, with several megastores, a multiplex and more than 100 shops in the eastern periphery of the city. It's also known as the city of the churches, because has a lot of Catholic churches belonging to 11th to 19th century, and has the biggest historical center of the region after Naples. Saint Anthony of Padua Saint Anthony of Padua, also venerated as Anthony of Lisbon, particularly in Portugal (August 15, 1195 - June 13, 1231) is a Catholic saint born in Lisbon as Fernando de Bulhões, to a wealthy family. ... The Basilica of St. ... A sanctuary is the consecrated (or sacred) area of a church or temple around its tabernacle or altar. ... Location within Italy Tronco Maestro Riviera: a pedestrian walk along a section of the inland waterway or naviglio interno of Padua The city of Padua (Lat. ... A compass rose with South highlighted South is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. ... A church building is a building used in Christian worship. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... A century is one hundred of something, usually one hundred consecutive years, or 100 runs in cricket, or a bicycle ride of 100 miles in a day. ...


In the project of the new high-speed railway between Turin and Naples, in Afragola will be built one of the three most important stations of Europe (the other two are in Bologna and Munich), designed by Zaha Hadid. Location Region Piedmont Province Turin Area   – Total   – Water 130 km² (50 mi²) ##.# km² (#.# mi²) #.##% Population   – Total (2002)   – Density 857,433 6,596/km² Time zone CET: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude   45°04′ N 7°40′ E1. ... World map showing location of Europe When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... Bologna (from Latin Bononia, Bulaggna in the local dialect) is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, between the Po River and the Apennines. ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the state capital of the German state of Bavaria. ... Zaha Hadid (Arabic: زها حديد) (born October 31, 1950) is a notable British deconstructivist architect. ...


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CASALNUOVO DI NAPOLI (229 words)
Nel 1484 Angiolo Como ebbe in concessione da Ferdinando d'Aragona il territorio delle rovine del villaggio, su cui sorse un nuovo abitato che ottenne il riconoscimento di casale con il nome di Casalnuovo.
Quando furono istituiti i comuni Casalnuovo divenne una borgata di Afragola.
Soppresso nuovamente il comune di Casalnuovo, nel XX secolo Mussolini, nell'ambito del progetto di espandere Afragola verso sud, ha ridisegnato l'assetto amministrativo trasformandolo in quello attuale, che vede Licignano (nel frattempo divenuta Licignano di Napoli) fusa in un unico abitato con il capoluogo del comune di Casalnuovo e Tavernanova e Casarea (pron.
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