Pratola Peligna

Pratola Peligna, (L'Aquila)

Pratola Peligna is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. As of 2009, it has a population of 7,888 inhabitants. Geography Pratola Peligna is located in the Province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo. It is considered part of the Southern Zone of Italy. It is bordered by Caramanico Terme, Corfinio, Prezza, Raiano, Roccacasale, Salle, and Sulmona. The town has five localities (in Italian frazioni): Badia-Bagnatura, Capo la Costa, Costa d'Orsa, Ponte la Torre, and Villa. History The town did not officially take the name of Pratola Peligna until after the unification of Italy in 1863. Honors Following World War II, the Italian Republic awarded Pratola Peligna with the Bronze Medal of Civil Merit (Medaglia di bronzo al Merito Civile). "Strategically important centre, during the last world war, was subjected to constant and violent bombings that caused numerous civilian casualties and the destruction of the industry. The population, forced to take refuge in the surrounding countryside, contributed to the war of liberation with the Constitution of the first partisans, suffering a fierce retaliation by the German Army." -Pratola Peligna (AQ) 1943-1944 Employment There are 159 industrial firms and 192 service firms located in Pratola Peligna. The remaining laborers work at the other 201 firms and the 49 administrative offices in the town. In all, 2,137 citizens work in Pratola Peligna, or 27% of the population. References

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