Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Abruzzi and Molise

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ABRUZZI AND MOLISE, a political division of Italy, including the provinces of Aquila, Teramo, Chieti. and Campobasso. The Abruzzi is wild and mountainous, the Apennines here reaching their loftiest heights, in Gran Sasso d'ltalia nearly 10,000 feet, in the N., and Majella over 9,000, in the S. Cattle-raising is its chief industry. The Molise, comprising the province of Campobasso, yields considerable grain and fruit. Asphalt deposits occur there. The area is 6,387 square miles. Pop. about 1,550,000.