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Historic Centre of Naples
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 470 B.C.
Date of Inscription: 1995
Location: Europe, Italy, Campania, City and Province of Naples
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Description: From 470 B.C. when Greek-settlers founded Neapolis to the city of the present-day, Naples has retained the evidential mark left by the successive cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean basin. The unique site holds an affluence of exceptional monuments, such as the Church of Santa Chiara and the Castel Nuovo. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Naples (Italian: Napoli, Neapolitan: Nàpule) is the capital city of the Campania region and the Province of Naples. Its ancient name was Neapolis, that is "new city". Its metropolitan area is the second most populated in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. It is located halfway between the volcano, Vesuvius and a separate volcanic area, the Campi Flegrei, both of which form part of the Campanian volcanic arc. The city itself in the central area has a population of around 1 million, the inhabitants are known as Neapolitans, (Italian: napoletani) or poetically partenopei. It is rich in historical, artistic and cultural traditions and gastronomy. The Historic Centre of Naples is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site The Neapolitan language is the geographically most diffuse Italian language, similar variations of the Neapolitan dialect ('o napulitano) are spoken throughout most of southern Italy. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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