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Flagge Fahne flag Italien Italy Region Abruzzen Abruzzi Abruzzo
Flag of Abruzzo,
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Source, by: Wikipedia (D)


Meaning/Origin of the Flag

The flag of Abruzzo is single-coloured red and shows in the middle the coat of arms of the region. This shows a golden bordered, threefold left divided shield, white over green over blue. The origin of the arms is not known. It is probably a new creation, because the color white stands for the snow-covered mountains, green for the hills and blue for the nearby situated sea.

Source: 1.) Wikipedia (D), 2.) Wikipedia (D)


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Numbers and Facts

Area: 4.168 square miles

Inhabitants: 1.305.800 (2019)

Density of Population: 313 inh./sq.mi.

Capital: L'Àquila, 69.700 inh. (2019)

official Language: Italian

Time Zone: GMT + 1

Source: Wikipedia (D)



6th cent. B.C. · the Frentanians and Marsers settle in today's Abruzzo and become allies of Rome between 300 B.C. and 250 B.C.

410 A.D. · invasion of the Western Goth

476 · dismissal of the last Roman emperor Romulus Augustulus, end of the (West)Roman Empire, today's Abruzzo belongs until 493 to the Empire of the Odoaker

to 565 · conquest by Byzantium (Eastern Roman Empire)

568/569 · conquest of the today's Abbruzzo by the Langobards and incorporation into their empire as Duchy of Spoleto

774 · conquest by the Franks, the Duchy of Spoleto is incorporated into the Frankish Empire of the Carolingians

843 · at the division of the Frankish Empire the Duchy of Spoleto becomes a part of the Kingdom of Italy

961 · Otto I. brings the Duchy of Spoleto to the German Kingdom

1130 · Lower Italy with the Langobardian principalities, Naples Town, the Duchy of Spoleto and the from the Byzantians left Norman territorities get united with the Norman Kingdom of Sicily, the today's Abbruzzo is a part of it and remains connected with the Kingdom of Sicily to 1861 (resp. 1282–1815 with the Kingdom of Naples)

1194 · the Kingdom of Siciliy comes to the House of Hohenstaufen

1209 · a large part of the Duchy of Spoleto gets purchased from the Papal States (Patrimonium Petri)

1266 · the Kingdom of Siciliy comes to the house Anjou, Naples becomes perpetual capital of the Empire

1282 · "Sicilian Vespers" – by a uprising comes the Island of Sicily as a kingdom to the House of Aragón, Lower Italy remains as Kingdom of Sicily (unofficial: Kingdom of Naples) until 1442 at Anjou

1495 · the Kingdom of Naples gets a French estate

1529 · the Kingdom of Naples gets estate of the House of Habsburg

1556 · the Kingdom of Naples comes to the Spanish line of the House of Habsburg

1701–1714 · Spanish heritage succession war

1714 · peace treaty of Utrecht, the Kingdom of Naples and the Kingdom of Sardinia come to the House of the Austrian Habsburgs, Kingdom of Sicily comes to Savoy-Piedmont

1720 · the House of Savoy-Piedmont swaps with Austria Sicily in return for Sardinia, the Kingdom of Sicily comes in this way to the House of Habsburg (Kingdom of Naples-Sicily)

1734 · the House of Habsburg leaves the Kingdom of Naples-Sicily to the House of the Spanish Bourbons

January 1799 · invasion of French revolutionary troops, in the Kingdom of Naples the Bourbon rule ends, proclamation of the Parthenopean Republic, the king fled to Palermo, withdrawal of the French troops, the island of Sicily remains at the House of Bourbon

June 1799 · anti-French uprising, fall of the republic, the king returns

1806 ·  invasion of French troops under Napoléon I., Napoleón enthrones his brother Joseph Bonaparte as King of Naples

1808 · Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain, Napoleón enthrones his brother-in-law Joachim Murat as King of Naples

1796 · Italy campaign of Napoléon, Sicily remains at the House of Bourbon

1815 · Congress of Vienna, reconstruction of Europe after the era of Napoléon, the Kingdom Sicily and the Kingdom of Naples come to the Spanish Bourbons

8th of December in 1816 · establish of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies under the Spanish Bourbons

1860 · Garibaldi's campaign against the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, the king exiles, Garibaldi acts as dictator

1861 · the Kingdom of Two Sicilies has to join the Kingdom of Italy

1947 · establishment of the Abruzzo region as administrative unit

1963 · Molise separates from the Abbruzzo region and forms an independent region

Source: Meyers Konversationslexikon, Atlas zur Geschichte, Wikipedia (D)


Origin of the Country's Name

The name "Abruzzo" is the name of a landscape in the central Italian Apennine Mountains. It was awarded by the Romans and goes probably back to the word "aper" or even "abruptus". The first means "boar", the second "steep".

Source: Handbuch der geographischen Namen



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