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Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

The Province of Chieti is mostly a hilly and mountainous area between the Adriatic sea to the east and the Maiella chain to the north-west. The territory includes mountainous features, the group of the Maiella, and 72 km of steep and rocky coast, along the Adriatic sea. It is extensively cultivated with olive trees and vineyards, and produces celebrated wines and extravirgin olive oil.

History

The province of Chieti was called "Citeriore" since it was situated to the right of the Pescara river; the Latin "citra" (=this side) was with reference to Naples, the capital of the Kingdom. The Pescara river separated it from the province of Teramo, the Apennine Mountains from the province of L'Aquila, the right shore of the Sangro and the Valicella of the Varrino from Molise.

With the establishment of the Province of Pescara, in 1927, a number of communes previously belonging to the province of Chieti changed province, notably: Caramanico, Musellaro, Roccacaramanico, Salle, Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara, Manoppello, Lettomanoppello, Serramonacesca, Turrivalignani, San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore, Abbateggio, Bolognano, Roccamorice, Tocco di Casauria.

The Comuni in the Province

Altino | Archi | Ari | Arielli | Atessa | Bomba | Borrello | Bucchianico | Canosa Sannita | Carpineto Sinello | Carunchio | Casacanditella | Casalanguida | Casalbordino | Casalincontrada | Casoli | Castel Frentano | Castelguidone | Castiglione Messer Marino | Celenza Sul Trigno | Chieti | Civitaluparella | Civitella Messer Raimondo | Colledimacine | Colledimezzo | Crecchio | Cupello | Dogliola | Fallo | Fara Filiorum Petri | Fara San Martino | Filetto | Fossacesia | Fraine | Francavilla al Mare | Fresagrandinaria | Frisa | Furci | Gamberale | Gessopalena | Gissi | Giuliano Teatino | Guardiagrele | Guilmi | Lama dei Peligni | Lanciano | Lentella | Lettopalena | Liscia | Miglianico | Montazzoli | Montebello sul Sangro | Monteferrante | Montelapiano | Montenerodomo | Monteodorisio | Mozzagrogna | Orsogna | Ortona | Paglieta | Palena | Palmoli | Palombaro | Pennadomo | Pennapiedimonte | Perano | Pietraferrazzana | Pizzoferrato | Poggiofiorito | Pollutri | Pretoro | Quadri | Rapino | Ripa Teatina | Roccamontepiano | Rocca San Giovanni | Roccascalegna | Roccaspinalveti | Roio del Sangro | Rosello | San Buono | San Giovanni Lipioni | San Giovanni Teatino | San Martino sulla Marrucina | San Salvo | Santa Maria Imbaro | Sant'Eusanio del Sangro | San Vito Chietino | Scerni | Schiavi d'Abruzzo | Taranta Peligna | Tollo | Torino di Sangro | Tornareccio | Torrebruna | Torrevecchia Teatina | Torricella Peligna | Treglio | Tufillo | Vacri | Vasto | Villalfonsina | Villamagna | Villa Santa Maria

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