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Comune di Lettomanoppello
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Location of Lettomanoppello in Italy
Coordinates: 42°14′N14°2′E / 42.233°N 14.033°E / 42.233; 14.033 Coordinates: 42°14′N14°2′E / 42.233°N 14.033°E / 42.233; 14.033
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Pescara (PE)
Frazioni Canale Calvario, Lavino Chiuse
  Mayor Giuseppe Esposito
  Total 15.07 km2 (5.82 sq mi)
Elevation 370 m (1,210 ft)
Population (30 September 2017) [1]
  Total 2,894
  Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lettesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code65020
Dialing code 085
Patron saint St. Nicholas of Bari
Saint day 6 December
Website Official website

Lettomanoppello (Abruzzese: Lu L'lètt) is a town and comune in province of Pescara, Abruzzo, central Italy. In Roman times the area was known for its asphalt mines and later for a white stone that could be carved.

Neapolitan language Italo-Dalmatian language spoken in Southern Italy

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Province of Pescara Province of Italy

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The town is situated near the Majella National Park, about 30 minutes away from the city of Pescara. The mountainous region offers sightseeing in the wilderness or on its highest peaks. The elevation stretches from about 300 metres (980 ft) above sea level and a road leads right up the top, at 2,100 metres (6,900 ft). During winter it becomes a spot for skiing and winter sports in the mountains.

The town is commonly called "Lu Lette" and the mountain passages are commonly called "Passe Lanciano" by locals.


The history of the current town dates back to the 11th century but was certainly occupied earlier by Romans, who excavated asphalt in the area. It is also quarried for its white stone and marble.

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  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.