Abruzzo - At a glance


Abruzzo at a glance

Chieti coast, Abruzzo, Italy, ermess, shutterstock

The coastline at Chieti © ermess/Shutterstock

Country name Italy (Italia), Republic of Italy (Repubblica Italiana)

Region name Abruzzo, often referred to in English as the Abruzzi

Location In Italy’s geographical centre, on the Adriatic Sea. Bordered by Le Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and Molise to the south

Size 10,974km²

Climate Mediterranean

Population 1,362,513 (2015)

Life expectancy 81years for men / 84 years for women

Regional capital L’Aquila

Provinces Pescara (pop 322,759), L’Aquila (pop 304,884), Teramo (pop 311,168), Chieti (pop 392,763)

Largest city Pescara (pop 121,366)

Main airport Pescara (Aeroporto d’Abruzzo)

Language Italian, many native dialects

Religion Roman Catholic

GDP €9.3 billion

Currency Euro (€)

International telephone code +39 In calling Italy, remember to keep the first zero of the number after the country code (for most other European countries, this is omitted)

Time GMT +1

Electrical voltage 220V/50Hz, two-pin plugs

National flag Three equal-length, vertical bands: green, white, red

Regional flag Three diagonal bands: white, green, blue

Tourist board regione.abruzzo.it

Public holidays 1 January, 6 January, Easter Monday, 25 April, 1 May, 2 June, 15 August, 1 November, 8 December, 25–26 December

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