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Abruzzi

(äbro͞ot`tsē), region (1991 pop. 1,249,054), 4,167 sq mi (10,793 sq km), central Italy, bordering on the Adriatic Sea in the east. L'AquilaL'Aquila
or L'Aquila degli Abruzzi
, city (1991 pop. 66,813), capital of L'Aquila prov. and of Abruzzi, central Italy, on the Pescara River. It is an agricultural and industrial center, and a summer resort.
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 is the capital of the region, which is divided into Chieti, L'Aquila, Pescara, and Teramo provs. (named for their capitals). Abruzzi is mostly mountainous and is crossed by three ranges of the Apennines, which reach their highest point (9,560 ft/2,914 m) there in the Gran Sasso d'Italia group. There is a narrow coastal strip along the Adriatic. The chief rivers are the Pescara, the Sangro, and the Tronto. Abruzzi was once a very poor region but now boasts a steadily growing per capita income. Agriculture is an important industry. By utilizing available technology, small farms have become more efficient. The main crops are grapes, olives, wheat, sugar beets, saffron, and tobacco; pigs and sheep are raised. The chief manufactures are processed food, textiles, clothing, and plastics. Tourism is important. Abruzzi was conquered by the Romans in the 4th cent. B.C. Later, it was part of the Lombard duchy of Spoleto (6th–11th cent. A.D.), the Norman kingdom of Sicily (12th–13th cent.), and the kingdom of Naples (13th–19th cent.). From 1948 to 1965 it was included in the region of Abruzzi e Molise. There are universities at Chieti and L'Aquila.

Abruzzi

, Abruzzo
a region of S central Italy, between the Apennines and the Adriatic: separated from the former administrative region Abruzzi e Molise in 1965. Capital: Aquila. Pop.: 1 273 284 (2003 est.). Area: 10 794 sq. km (4210 sq. miles)
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