Bagnoli (Naples)

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Bagnoli coat of arms
district of Naples
Location of Bagnoli in Naples
Coordinates 40 ° 49 '17 "  N , 14 ° 10' 5"  E Coordinates: 40 ° 49 '17 "  N , 14 ° 10' 5"  E
surface 7.96 km²
Residents 23,648 (2009)
Population density 2971 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 80137
Municipalità Municipalità X

Bagnoli is the 18th of the 30 districts ( Quartieri ) of the southern Italian port city of Naples . It is located by the sea in the Bay of Pozzuoli and belongs to the western periphery of Naples .

Geography and demography

Bagnoli is 7.96 square kilometers and had 23,648 inhabitants in 2009.


Remnants of the Bagnoli steel mill

The name Bagnoli is likely derived from the ancient Greek word balneolis , as there were several thermal baths before the steel industry settled.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the steel industry first gained a foothold in Bagnoli, and the place became sustainably industrialized. At that time, the Società Anonima Ilva , which later became the Italsider Group , built a steelworks with a capacity of 2.3 million tons. Two new blast furnaces were installed in the late 1960s. Due to political conflicts, the construction of a hot rolling mill was interrupted. The plant worked in the 1970s and presumably also later in heavy deficit. In 1991 the plant was closed due to the steel crisis . It was demolished by 2005.

In 2016, the then Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tried to renovate the area and relocate new companies.

From 1946 to 1951 there was an international refugee camp . Refugee organization . As part of Operation Keelhaul , the Allies forcibly repatriated actual or former Soviet citizens to the Soviet Union from there in the post-war years .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Comune di Napoli: Atlante Statistico dell 'Area Napoletano (Italian), p. 38
  2. Comune di Napoli: Bollettino di Statistica - 2009 (Italian), p. 64
  3. / Tobias Piller: Italy's devalued coasts ( comment )
  4. Friedhelm Gröteke : Regardless of losses. In: The time . March 21, 1978, accessed February 9, 2016 .
  5. Bagnoli: Naples' Lost Quarter shows an iron will , July 10, 2013
  6. Oliver Meiler: The shame of Italy. In the west of Naples, what was once the largest industrial area in southern Italy is rotting away. Now Prime Minister Matteo Renzi wants to renovate it - as a builder, as a doer against all odds: Bagnoli is the test case of his government style. Der Bund , Bern April 12, 2016, page 5

Web links

Commons : Bagnoli  - collection of images, videos and audio files