Napoli/Napule

Naples (Napoli/Napule) is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest city of Italy, after Rome and Milan, with a population of 909,048 within the city’s administrative limits as of 2022. Its province-level municipality is the third-most populous metropolitan city in Italy, with a population of 3,115,320 residents, and its metropolitan area stretches beyond the boundaries of the city wall for approximately 30 kilometers (20 miles).

Since the late 20th century, Naples has had significant economic growth, helped by the construction of the Centro Direzionale business district and an advanced transportation network, which includes the Alta Velocità high-speed rail link to Rome and Salerno and an expanded subway network. Naples is the third-largest urban economy in Italy by GDP, after Milan and Rome. The Port of Naples is one of the most important in Europe. In addition to commercial activities, it is home to NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command Naples and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (which is also an observer member from MedCities, and the association is an observatory member of PAM).

Naples is noted for its numerous higher education institutes and research centres. Naples hosts what is thought to be the oldest state university in the world, in the form of the University of Naples Federico II, which was founded by Frederick II in 1224

As of 2022, the population of the comune di Napoli totals around 910,000. Naples’ wider metropolitan area, sometimes known as Greater Naples, has a population of approximately 4.4 million.

Naples is a major national, and international tourist destination, one of Italy’s and Europe’s top tourist cities. 

Each of the 7,904 comune in Italy is today represented locally by a city council headed by an elected mayor, known as a sindaco and informally called the first citizen (primo cittadino)

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