Angri

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Angri
Comune
Comune di Angri
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Angri is located in Italy
Angri
Angri
Location of Angri in Italy
Coordinates: 40°44′N 14°34′E / 40.733°N 14.567°E / 40.733; 14.567Coordinates: 40°44′N 14°34′E / 40.733°N 14.567°E / 40.733; 14.567
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Government
 • Mayor Cosimo Ferraioli
Area
 • Total 13.77 km2 (5.32 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (31 December 2017)
 • Total 34,126
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Angresi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 84012
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

Angri is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, Campania, southern Italy. It is around 11 miles (18 km) northwest of the town of Salerno.[1]

History

The Byzantine general Narses defeated Teias, the last king of the Goths, nearby in AD 553.[1]

In the 19th century, the city had a population of around 10,000 and its hinterland produced large quantities of grapes, tobacco, and cotton.[1]

Angri was the native town of Gabriele Capone and Teresina Raiola, who emigrated to the United States and gave birth to Al Capone, a prominent gangster. Angri was also the hometown of Capone's successor, Frank Nitti, and of the Blessed Alfonso Maria Fusco, whose feast is February 6.

Geography

Angri is a part of the Agro Nocerino Sarnese, near the Vesuvian area, and togheder Scafati is the extreme part of the Salerno Province. The communal territory is at the base of the Lattari's mountains in the heart of the Sarno's valley, the most fertile areas of Italy.

Climate

The climate is temperate, given the proximity of the sea. The winter and the summer season oare characterized by wet and cool climate.

Main sights

Sights in the city include the Castle and Doria's palace, the town park (the garden of the palace).

The churches are: the Collegiate Church of St. John the Baptist, the brotherhood of Santa Margherita, the church of Santa Maria of Constantinople, the former Grange of the Certosa di San Giacomo di Capri Pizzauto, the church of Santissima Annunziata with the museum of the Blessed can . Fusco, the Carmelite church, St. Catherine, St. Benedict, the brotherhood of Santa Margherita, the chapel of St. Cosmas and Damian.

Transport

Angri is connected to the Autostrada A3 motorways. Angri station is the railway station of the city that allows moving to Naples and Salerno.

Sport

The city's main football team is U.S. Angri Calcio 1927 A.S.D.

Basketball teams include:

  • A.S.D Angri Basket
  • Polisportiva A. Negro Angri basket
  • Polisportiva S.C.A. Basket 2009

References

  1. ^ a b c EB (1878).

Sources

  • "Angri", Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. II, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1878, p. 46.
  • Istituto Nazionale di Statistica. 2001 Census Data. (in Italian)


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