Martignano

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Martignano
Comune
Comune di Martignano
Piazza Palmieri
Piazza Palmieri
Martignano is located in Italy
Martignano
Martignano
Location of Martignano in Italy
Coordinates: 40°14′N 18°15′E / 40.233°N 18.250°E / 40.233; 18.250Coordinates: 40°14′N 18°15′E / 40.233°N 18.250°E / 40.233; 18.250
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Province Lecce (LE)
Government
 • Mayor Luigi Sergio
Area
 • Total 6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 99 m (325 ft)
Population (November 2008)[1]
 • Total 1,784
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Demonym Martignanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73020
Dialing code 0832
Patron saint San Pantaleone
Saint day 26-27 July
Website Official website

Martignano is a small town and comune of 1,770 inhabitants in the province of Lecce in Apulia, Italy. It is part of Salento and is one of the nine towns of Grecìa Salentina, an area where an ancient Greek dialect is spoken.

Famous people[edit]

Marquess Giuseppe Palmieri (Martignano, 1721 – Naples, 1793) was one of the most important figures of the Enlightenment in Southern Italy.

Twinnings[edit]

Honorary citizens[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population from ISTAT