Ischia, Campania

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Ischia
Castello Aragonese da lontano.JPG
Coat of arms of Ischia
Coat of arms
Location of Ischia
Ischia is located in Italy
Ischia
Ischia
Location of Ischia in Italy
Ischia is located in Campania
Ischia
Ischia
Ischia (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°44′N 13°57′E / 40.733°N 13.950°E / 40.733; 13.950
Latitude and Longitude:

40°44′N 13°57′E / 40.733°N 13.950°E / 40.733; 13.950
Country Italy
Region Campania
Metropolitan city Naples (NA)
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Ferrandino
Area
 • Total8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population
 (1 April 2009) [2]
 • Total18,606
 • Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ischitani
Time zone UTC+1 ( CET)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC+2 ( CEST)
Postal code
80077
Dialing code081
Patron saintSt. Giovan Giuseppe della Croce
Saint dayMarch 5
Website Official website

Ischia is a town and comune on Ischia island in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Administratively it is part of the Metropolitan city of Naples, in the Campania region in southern Italy.

It is famed for its thermal baths due to the volcanic nature of the island.

Overview

The main centre of the comune is divided between Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte. The latter takes its name from a former wooden bridge (ponte) which, until the 18th century, connected it to the Aragonese Castle.

Twin towns

External links

Media related to Ischia at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.