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Fiumicino, Italy

Fiumicino
Comune
Comune di Fiumicino

Aerial view of Fiumicino
Fiumicino
Fiumicino
Location of Fiumicino in Italy

Coordinates: 41°46′N 12°14′E / 41.767°N 12.233°E / 41.767; 12.233

Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Rome
Frazioni Aeroporto "Leonardo da Vinci", Aranova, Focene, Fregene, Isola Sacra, Le Vignole, Maccarese, Palidoro, Parco Leonardo, Passo Oscuro, Testa di Lepre, Torrimpietra, Tragliata, Tragliatella
Government
 • Mayor Esterino Montino
Area
 • Total 213.44 km2 (82.41 sq mi)
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (30 April 2012)
 • Total 73,940
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Demonym Fiumicinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00054
Dialing code 06
Patron saint Hippolytus of Rome
Saint day October 5
Website

Fiumicino is a town and comune in the province of Rome, Lazio, central Italy. It is famous for the presence of the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, the busiest airport in Italy and the sixth busiest in Europe.

History

Fiumicino became a comune in 1992; previously it was part of the municipality of Rome, being almost totally included in the former "Municipio XIV".

Mud volcano

On August 24, 2013, a small mud volcano popped up at the centre of the via Coccia di Morto roundabout.[1]

Etymology

The name literally means little river. The town of "Fiumicino" should not be confused with its namesake, Fiumicino, a small river near Rimini.

Economy

Fiumicino is home to the largest airport in Italy, the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, which includes the Fiumicino Aeroporto railway station. The city also houses the head offices of Alitalia and Blue Panorama Airlines.[2][3] All Nippon Airways has its Rome Sales Office in the Room 447 in the (Torre Uffici), on the airport property.[4] Cathay Pacific has an office in the airport's Torre Uffici 2.[5] In addition Small Planet Airlines has an office in Fiumicino.[6]

In addition, Fiumicino has a large fishing center on the Tyrrhenian Sea coast and a sea resort.


See also

Rome portal

References

External links

  • Comune of Fiumicino (Italian)
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