Province of Chieti

Province of Chieti
Palazzo del Governo at Chieti, the provincial seat.
Palazzo del Governo at Chieti, the provincial seat.
Map highlighting the location of the province of Chieti in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Chieti in Italy
Country Italy
 • PresidentMario Pupillo (PD)
 • Total2,588 km2 (999 sq mi)
Population (30 November 2014)
 • Total392,814
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code66010-66012, 66014-66023, 66026, 66030-66034, 66036-66038, 66040-66043, 66045-66047, 66050-66052, 66054
Telephone prefix085, 0871, 0872, 0873
Vehicle registrationCH

The province of Chieti (Italian: provincia di Chieti; Abruzzese: pruvìngie de Chjìte) is a province in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Its provincial capital is the city Chieti, which has a population of 53,163 inhabitants. The province has a total population of 392,763 inhabitants as of 2015 and spans an area of 2,599.58 square kilometres (1,003.70 sq mi), giving it a population density of 151.09 inhabitants per square kilometre. It is divided into 104 comuni (comune) and the provincial president is Mario Pupillo.[1]

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.[2]


It was first settled by the Osci people near the Pescara River. In around 1000 BCE it was conquered by Marsi and Marrucini people. The city was also lived in by the Greeks, who named it Teate. It was conquered by the Romans in 305 BCE but after the fall of Rome in 476 CE, Theoderic the Great gained ownership of the city and it was subsequently used as a Lombard fortress. The city was then owned by the Franks, the Normans, the Swabians, the Angevins and Aragonese rulers until strong control over the city was gained by Charles V of France. Chieti was made the capital of Abruzzo Citra under its period of rule by the House of Bourbon.[2]

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.[2]

Other Languages
العربية: مقاطعة كييتي
Bân-lâm-gú: Chieti Séng
Bikol Central: Provincia nin Chieti
brezhoneg: Proviñs Chieti
čeština: Provincie Chieti
한국어: 키에티 현
Հայերեն: Կիետի (գավառ)
Bahasa Indonesia: Provinsi Chieti
interlingua: Provincia Chieti
Basa Jawa: Provinsi Chieti
latviešu: Kjeti province
magyar: Chieti megye
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Chieti
Nederlands: Chieti (provincie)
norsk nynorsk: Provinsen Chieti
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Chieti (provinsiya)
پنجابی: ضلع کییتی
Simple English: Province of Chieti
slovenščina: Chieti (pokrajina)
српски / srpski: Кјети (округ)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Chieti (provincija)
tarandíne: Provinge de Chieti
Türkçe: Chieti ili
українська: К'єті (провінція)
Tiếng Việt: Chieti (tỉnh)
中文: 基耶蒂省