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Campania

Campania
Region of Italy
Flag of Campania
Flag
Coat of arms of Campania
Coat of arms
Campania in Italy.svg
Country Italy
Capital Naples
Government
 • President Vincenzo De Luca (PD)
Area
 • Total 13,590 km2 (5,250 sq mi)
Population (30 november 2014)
 • Total 5,869,029
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Campanian(s) (English)
Campano, Campani (Italian)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP/ Nominal €100/ $130 billion (2014)
GDP per capita €17,000/ $22,000 (2014)
NUTS Region ITF
Website www.regione.campania.it

Campania (Italian pronunciation: [kamˈpaːnja]) is a region in Southern Italy. The region at the end of 2014 had a population of around 5,869,000 people, making it the third-most-populous region of Italy; its total area of 13,590 km2 (5,247 sq mi) makes it the most densely populated region in the country. Located on the Italian Peninsula, with the Mediterranean Sea to the west, it includes the small Phlegraean Islands and Capri for administration as part of the region.

Campania was colonised by Ancient Greeks and was part of Magna Græcia. During the Roman era, the area maintained a Greco-Roman culture. The capital city of Campania is Naples. Campania is rich in culture, especially in regard to gastronomy, music, architecture, archeological and ancient sites such as Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum and Velia. The name of Campania itself is derived from Latin, as the Romans knew the region as Campania felix, which translates into English as "fertile countryside". The rich natural sights of Campania make it highly important in the tourism industry, especially along the Amalfi Coast, Mount Vesuvius and the island of Capri.


Province Area (km²) Population Density (inh./km²)
Province of Avellino 2,792 427,310 153
Province of Benevento 2,071 283,393 136.83
Province of Caserta 2,639 906,596 343.54
Province of Naples 1,171 3,052,763 2,606.97
Province of Salerno 4,923 1,092,349 222.11

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