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A region of SW Italy: includes the islands of Capri and Ischia. Chief town: Naples. Population: 5 762 518 (1996 est.). Area: 13 595 sq. km (5248 sq. miles).

Summary Article: Campania from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide
Region of southern Italy, comprising the provinces of Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Naples, and Salerno; area 13,595 sq km/5,249 sq mi; population (2007 est) 5,790,200. The administrative capital is Naples; industrial centres include Benevento, Caserta, and Salerno. Agriculture is important; wheat, citrus fruits, wine, vegetables, tobacco, and hemp are produced. The volcano Vesuvius is near Naples, and there are ancient sites at Pompeii, Herculaneumm, and Paestum. Physical Campania includes parts of the southern Apennines and a coastal strip along the Tyrrhenian Sea consisting of plains interrupted by hills, some of them volcanic (the Flegrian Fields and Vesuvius). There are two main river systems: the Volturno and its tributary the Calore draining north; and the Sele and Tanagro in the south, which flow into the Gulf of Salerno, below the Bay of Naples. Economy On the co...    Continue Reading

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