Giugliano in Campania

Giugliano in Campania
Comune di Giugliano in Campania

Church of the Annunziata.

Coat of arms
Giugliano in Campania

Location of Giugliano in Campania in Italy

Coordinates: 40°56′N 14°12′E / 40.933°N 14.200°E / 40.933; 14.200Coordinates: 40°56′N 14°12′E / 40.933°N 14.200°E / 40.933; 14.200
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Metropolitan City of Naples
Frazioni Lago Patria
  Mayor Antonio Poziello
  Total 94 km2 (36 sq mi)
Population (29 February 2016)
  Total 123,174
  Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Giuglianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80014
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. Iulianus
Saint day January 9
Website Official website

Giugliano in Campania [dʒuʎˈʎjaːno in kamˈpaːnja], also known simply as Giugliano, is a city and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania, Italy. As of 2016, it had some 123,000 inhabitants, making it the most populated Italian city that is not a provincial capital.


It is located in a fertile coastal plain north of Naples, thus serving as a market for agricultural products to the city. The plain on which it sits was known in ancient Roman times as the Campania Felix.


In 5th-4th century BCE the territory of Giugliano was settled by the Osci. According to a tradition, the city was founded by a group of colonists from Cuma in 421 BCE, who called it Lilianum ("Land of the lilies"). The city remained a small center until 1207, when Cuma was destroyed by the Neapolitans; some of the citizens from that town, including the clergy and the cathedral capitular, took shelter in Giugliano. The first documents mentioning a fief in Giugliano dates from 1270.

Lords of the city were, in sequence, the Vulcano, Filomarino, Pignatelli, D'Aquino, Pinelli and Colonna.

Main sights


Giugliano is served by Naples–Aversa railway, a railway suburban train connection to the Naples Metro.

Famous people

Neighboring communes

Giugliano in Campania borders the following municipalities: Aversa, Casapesenna, Castel Volturno, Lusciano, Melito di Napoli, Mugnano di Napoli, Parete, Pozzuoli, Qualiano, Quarto, San Cipriano d'Aversa, Sant'Antimo, Trentola-Ducenta, Villa Literno, Villaricca.

See also

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