Angri

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Angri
Comune di Angri
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Location of Angri
Angri is located in Italy
Angri
Angri
Location of Angri in Italy
Angri is located in Campania
Angri
Angri
Angri (Campania)
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
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
Government
 • MayorCosimo Ferraioli
Area
 • Total13.77 km2 (5.32 sq mi)
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total34,126
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Angresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84012
Dialing code081
Patron saintSt. John the Baptist
Saint day24 June
WebsiteOfficial 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.[3]

History[edit]

The Byzantine general Narses defeated Teias, the last king of the Goths, nearby in AD 553.[3]

In the 19th century, the city had a population of around 10,000 and its hinterland produced large quantities of grapes, tobacco, and cotton.[3]

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 of the Chicago Outfit, Frank Nitti, and of the Roman Catholic priest, Blessed Alfonso Maria Fusco, whose feast is February 6.

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ a b c EB (1878).

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