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Regione Campania
Zone Southern Italy
Capital Naples
President Antonio Bassolino
(Olive Tree)
Provinces Avellino
Benevento (province)
Municipalities 551
Area 13,595 km²
 - Total
 - Density

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Map higlighting the location of Campania in Italy

Campania is a region of Southern Italy, bordering on Lazio to the north-west, Molise to the north, Puglia to the north-east, Basilicata to the east, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. The region covers 13,595 km² and has a population of 5.7 million.

The name directly comes from Latin, as it was called by Romans Campania felix (lucky countryland).

The regional capital is Naples (Napoli). The region is divided into five provinces: Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Napoli and Salerno.

Tourist attractions include the Sibyl's cave at Cumae, the Greek temples at Paestum, the Roman ruins at Pompeii and Herculaneum, the volcanoes of Vesuvius and Solfatara, the Costiera Amalfitana from Sorrento to Salerno, and the islands of Capri and Ischia.

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Regions of Italy Flag of Italy
Regular Regions
Abruzzo | Basilicata | Calabria | Campania | Emilia-Romagna | Lazio (Latium) | Liguria | Lombardia (Lombardy) | Marche | Molise | Piemonte (Piedmont) | Puglia (Apulia) | Toscana (Tuscany) | Umbria | Veneto |
Regions with special autonomous status
Friuli-Venezia Giulia | Sardegna (Sardinia) | Sicilia (Sicily) | Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-South Tyrol) | Valle d'Aosta (Aosta Valley)

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