Province of Chieti
|Province of Chieti|
Palazzo del Governo at Chieti, the provincial seat.
Map highlighting the location of the province of Chieti in Italy
|• President||Mario Pupillo (|
|• Total||2,588 km2 (999 sq mi)|
|Population (30 November 2014)|
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
| • Summer (|
|Postal code||66010-66012, 66014-66023, 66026, 66030-66034, 66036-66038, 66040-66043, 66045-66047, 66050-66052, 66054|
|Telephone prefix||085, 0871, 0872, 0873|
The province of Chieti (
Chieti's cathedral was first constructed during the 9th century but was reconstructed during the 13th century. The province contains the Museo Nazionale di Antichità (National Antiquities Museum), which contains items from the area prior to Roman rule.
It was first settled by the
The province of Chieti contains Ortona, a town founded by Fretani people for trading with the Greeks, which was the scene of a World War II battle between German and predominantly British and Canadian forces; over 2,000 civilians died and the town was largely destroyed.