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  1. L'Aquila (/ ˈ l æ k w ɪ l ə / LAK-wil-ə, Italian: [ˈlaːkwila] ) is a city and comune in central Italy. It is the capital city of both the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila . As of 2013 [update] , it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants.

  2. L'Aquila (en español El Águila) es la capital y segunda ciudad por población (después de Pescara) de la región italiana de Abruzos, en el centro de Italia. Tiene una población de 69.392 habs. Aunque está a menos de dos horas en coche desde Roma, la ciudad (rodeada de muros medievales) aún no se ha visto influida por el turismo.

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    The Province of L'Aquila is the largest, most mountainous and least densely populated province of the Abruzzo region of Central Italy. It comprises about half the landmass of Abruzzo and occupies the western part of the region. It has borders with the provinces of Teramo to the north, Pescara and Chieti to the east, Isernia to the south and Frosino...

    The province is known for its many castles, fortresses and pristine medieval hill towns. The province's two major cities, L'Aquila and Avezzano, have had rapid economic expansion since the late 20th century, with the growth of transportation manufacturing, telecommunications, and computer industries. Throughout most of the 20th century, there were ...

    Tourists in L'Aquila come mostly from Italy. In the highest part of the town is the massive Spanish Fort, erected by the Spanish viceroy Don Pedro de Toledo in 1534. It is currently home to the National Museum of Abruzzo. L'Aquila Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Maximus of Aveia, w

    Sulmona has various piazzas, churches and palaces of historical and touristic interest. Some of these include: Sulmona Cathedral. Sulmona Cathedral, located on the northwest side of the old city and was built on the site of a Roman temple. It contains a crypt which retains its Ro

    The city was completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1915 has no monuments of particular interest as other locations in the region Abruzzo. Remaining sights include the Castello Orsini-Colonna, built in 1490 by Gentile Virginio Orsini; the Tunnels of Claudius; the Cathedral; th

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    Emperor Frederick II founded this town. He told the people of 99 villages to move in the new town. Frederick's son, Conrad IV of Germany finished the town in 1254. When Conrad died, his brother Manfred destroyed the town in 1259. Charles I of Anjou, king of Sicily, built it again soon. It became soon the second city of the Kingdom of Naples. The ci...

    L'Aquila is twinned with these cities: 1. Germany - Rottweil 2. Canada - York 3. Spain - Cuenca 4. Australia - Hobart 5. Poland - Zielona Gora 6. Italy - Bernalda 7. Romania - Bistriţa 8. Lebanon - Baalbeck

  3. L'Aquila ( AFI: /ˈlakwila/, [5] pronuncia, [? · info] Aquila fino al 1863 e Aquila degli Abruzzi fino al 1939) è un comune italiano di 69 508 abitanti, [2] capoluogo dell' omonima provincia e della regione Abruzzo. Si trova al centro della conca aquilana, lungo il fiume Aterno e alle pendici del Gran Sasso .

  4. University of L'Aquila. The University of L'Aquila ( Italian: Università degli Studi dell'Aquila) is a public research university located in L'Aquila, central Italy. It was founded in 1964 (its history begins in 1596) and is organized in nine departments. The university presents a scientific-technological character with many research groups.

  5. The 2009 L'Aquila earthquake occurred in the region of Abruzzo, in central Italy.The main shock occurred at 03:32 CEST (01:32 UTC) on 6 April 2009, and was rated 5.8 or 5.9 on the Richter magnitude scale and 6.3 on the moment magnitude scale; its epicentre was near L'Aquila, the capital of Abruzzo, which together with surrounding villages suffered the most damage.

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