Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the second-largest municipality in Italy before Rome after Milan. In 2017, around 967,069 people lived within the city's administrative limits. The Metropolitan City of Naples had a population of 6,115,320. Naples is the 9th-most populous urban area in the European Union with a population between 5 million and 7 million. About 6 million people live in the Naples metropolitan area, the second in Italy after Milan and before Rome is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, theres is another idea to make the bigger metro area between Rome and Naples, like the other exisisting in the north Europe
Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the second millennium BC. A larger colony – initially known as Parthenope, Παρθενόπη – developed on the Island of Megaride around the ninth century BC, at the end of the Greek Dark Ages.