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Encyclopedia > Marigliano

Marigliano is a town in the province of Naples, (Campania, Italy) located 25 km from Naples. Officially it has a population of 30,578 as of the end of 2004, with a density of 1377 people per square kilometer. The province of Naples (Italian: Provincia di Napoli) is a province in the Campania region of Italy. ... For other uses, see Campania (disambiguation). ... For other uses see, Naples (disambiguation) and Napoli (disambiguation) Location of the city of Naples (red dot) within Italy. ...


Nearby towns include: Acerra, Brusciano, Mariglianella, Nola, San Vitaliano, Scisciano, Somma Vesuviana. Acerra is a city of Campania, Italy, about 9 miles north-east of Naples, in the Naples country. ... Brusciano is a town in the province of Naples (Campania, Italy), on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. ... Country Italy Region Campania Province Province of Naples (NA) Mayor Elevation m Area 3. ... For other uses, see Nola (disambiguation). ... Country Italy Region Campania Province Province of Naples (NA) Mayor Elevation m Area 5. ... Country Italy Region Campania Province Province of Naples (NA) Mayor Elevation m Area 5. ... Somma Vesuviana is a town in the province of Napoli, Campania, Italy. ...


The presence of Camorra in Marigliano

In October 2000, the Italian Parliament approved the findings of a commission which studied Camorra activities in Campania. According to this source, Marigliano is firmly under the control of the Camorra, in particular the group led by Antonio Capasso. This group took advantage of the efforts of law enforcement that eliminated its main enemy, a Camorra group led by the Mazzarella family that was located in Ponte Citra, a district of Marigliano. The Parliament of Italy (Italian: Parlamento Italiano) is the national parliament of Italy. ... The camorra is a mafia-like criminal organization, or secret society, in the region of Campania and the city of Naples in Italy. ... For other uses, see Campania (disambiguation). ...


Social life and economic activities are strongly influenced by the Camorra. One of the main activities is the illegal treatment of industrial and urban waste in the Marigliano countryside, a large region containing Nola, Acerra and Marigliano itself. For other uses, see Nola (disambiguation). ... Acerra is a city of Campania, Italy, about 9 miles north-east of Naples, in the Naples country. ...


The scientific journal The Lancet Oncology published a 2004 study by the Italian researcher Alfredo Mazza, a physiologist at the Italian CNR (Centro Nazionale per la Ricerca); this study revealed the terrible situation in the countryside around Marilgiano and the negative impact on its people's health. He demonstrated that deaths due to cancer are much higher than average in that region relative to the European average, dubbing it the "Death Triangle".


External links

  • (Italian) Relazione della Commissione Parlamentare, an article about the Camorra in Campania (October 2000).
  • (Italian) "The Death Triangle", published by the Italian newspaper Repubblica.it (2004)

Coordinates: 40°56′N, 14°27′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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