|Comune di Pollena Trocchia|
Location of Pollena Trocchia in Italy
|Coordinates: 40°51′N 14°23′E / 40.850°N 14.383°ECoordinates: 40°51′N 14°23′E / 40.850°N 14.383°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Metropolitan City of Naples|
|Frazioni||Guindazzi, Musci, San Gennariello-Laurenzana, Tamburiello, Trocchia|
|• Mayor||Francesco Pinto|
|• Total||8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||149 m (489 ft)|
|Population (30 November 2015)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. James|
|Saint day||July 25|
It was created in 1811 from two already existing villages, Pollena and Trocchia, both of Samnite-Etruscan origin. Pollena took its name from the cult of Apollo, who had an important temple here in the Roman and pre-Roman ages. Both were destroyed by the 1631 eruption of Vesuvio.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.