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Palermo ( pə-LAIR-moh, -LUR-, Italian: [paˈlɛrmo]; Sicilian: Palermu, locally [paˈlɛmmʊ]; Latin: Panormus, from Greek: Πάνορμος, romanized: Pánormos) is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of PalermoThe city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years oldPalermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city was founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians as ZizPalermo then became a possession of CarthageTwo Greek colonies were established, known collectively as Panormos or "All-Port"; the Carthaginians used this name on their coins after the 5th century BC.
As Panormus, the town became part of the Roman Republic and Empire for over a thousand yearsFrom 831 to 1072 the city was under Arab rule during the Emirate of Sicily when the city first became a capitalThe Arabs shifted the Greek name into Balarm (Arabic: بَلَرْم), the root for Palermo's present-day nameFollowing the Norman reconquest, Palermo became the capital of a new kingdom (from 1130 to 1816), the Kingdom of Sicily and the capital of the Holy Roman Empire under Emperor Frederick II and King Conrad IV. The population of Palermo urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 855,285, while its metropolitan area is the fifth most populated in Italy with around 1.2 million peopleIn the central area, the city has a population of around 676,000 people.
The inhabitants are known as Palermitani or, poetically, panormitiThe languages spoken by its inhabitants are the Italian language and the Palermitano dialect of the Sicilian language. Palermo is Sicily's cultural, economic and tourism capitalIt is a city rich in history, culture, art, music and foodNumerous tourists are attracted to the city for its good Mediterranean weather, its renowned gastronomy and restaurants, its Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Art Nouveau churches, palaces and buildings, and its nightlife and musicPalermo is the main Sicilian industrial and commercial center: the main industrial sectors include tourism, services, commerce and agriculture.
Additional Information About Naples
Naples (; Italian: Napoli [ˈnaːpoli]; Neapolitan: Napule [ˈnɑːpələ, ˈnɑːpulə]; Ancient Greek: Νεάπολις, romanized: Neápolis) is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest city of Italy after Rome and MilanIn 2017, around 967,069 people lived within the city's administrative limits; its province-level municipality has a population of 3,115,320 residentsIts continuously built-up metropolitan area (that stretches beyond the boundaries of the Metropolitan City of Naples) is the third largest metropolitan area in Italy and one of the most densely populated cities in Europe. First settled by Greeks in the second millennium BC, Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban areas in the worldIn the ninth century BC, a colony known as Parthenope or Παρθενόπη was established on the Island of MegarideIn the 6th century BC, it was refounded as Neápolis.
The city was an important part of Magna Graecia, played a major role in the merging of Greek and Roman society, and was a significant cultural centre under the Romans.It served as the capital of the Duchy of Naples (661–1139), then of the Kingdom of Naples (1282–1816), and finally of the Two Sicilies until the unification of Italy in 1861Naples is also considered a capital of the Baroque, beginning with the artist Caravaggio's career in the 17th century, and the artistic revolution he inspiredDue to poverty and lack of opportunity, waves of Italians emigrated from Naples in the late 19th and early 20th century, with most going to the United States, where they settled in industrial citiesBetween 1925 and 1936, Naples was expanded and upgraded by Benito Mussolini's governmentDuring the later years of World War II, it sustained severe damage from Allied bombing as they invaded the peninsula.
The city received extensive post-1945 reconstruction work.Since the late 20th century, Naples has had significant economic growth, helped by the construction of the Centro Direzionale business district and an advanced transportation network, which includes the Alta Velocità high-speed rail link to Rome and Salerno and an expanded subway networkNaples is the third-largest urban economy in Italy, after Milan and RomeThe Port of Naples is one of the most important in EuropeIn addition to commercial activities, it is home to the Allied Joint Force Command Naples, the NATO body that oversees North Africa, the Sahel and Middle East.Naples' historic city centre is the largest in Europe and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage SiteA wide range of culturally and historically significant sites are nearby, including the Palace of Caserta and the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.