Campania Italy Postal Code

About Campania

Italy has a region called Campania, which most of the time is in the south-western part of the country. Most of it is in the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west, but it also includes the small Phlegraean Islands and the island of Capri. Naples is the capital of the region of Campania, and it is also the name of the city. There were 5,820,000 people living in the region in 2018. This made it Italy's third most populated area, with an area of 13,590 km2 (5,247 sq mi). If you look at how much money it makes, Campania is also the most economically productive area in southern Italy and the 7th most productive in the country as a whole. There are more people living in Naples' urban area than anywhere else in the European Union. This is because Naples is in the country of Campania. A lot of important places in Italy are in this region. Pompeii and Herculaneum, for example, are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As a bonus, Mount Vesuvius in Campania is part of the UNESCO network of Biosphere Reserves around the world.

A lot of people lived in what is now known as the "Campania hinterland" in ancient times. The Osci, Samnite, and Etruscan people lived there, and the ancient Greeks came to live there from about 8th to 7th century BC, making the area known as "Magna Graecia." At that time, Capua was the most important city in Campania. Naples, on the other hand, was an exception because it was mostly Greek-speaking.

Culturally, Campania has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to food and music as well as architecture, art, and historical and archaeological sites like Pompeii and Herculaneum. Latin is the source of the name "Campania," and the Romans called the area Campania felix ("fertile countryside" or "happy countryside"). In the tourism business, Campania is important because it has a lot of beautiful places to visit. Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Mount Vesuvius, and the islands of Capri and Ischia all have long been popular places to visit.

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