Monti Dauni

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View of the Monti Dauni.

The Monti Dauni (also known as Subappennino Dauno or Monti della Daunia) area a mountain chain in southern Italy, constituting the eastern appendix of the Campanian Apennines. They occupy the eastern fringe of Capitanata and the border of Apulia with Molise, and take their name from the ancient Dauni Italic tribe.

They are bounded northwards by the Fortore valley, eastwards by the Tavoliere delle Puglie, southwards by the upper Ofanto valley. The chain is formed by sandstone terrains, and is the source of a series of small streams which flow through the Tavoliere into the Adriatic Sea. The highest peak is the Monte Cornacchia, at 1,152 m.

Historically, the Monti Dauni area has suffered a substantial depopulation in the last decades, due to their relative isolation. They include 21 comuni, all in the province of Foggia, which form two mountain communities (Comunità Montana dei Monti Dauni Settentrionali , with seat at Casalnuovo Monterotaro, and the Comunità Montana dei Monti Dauni Meridionali, at Bovino).

Highest peaks[edit]

Mount Altitude
Monte Cornacchia 1,152 m
Monte Saraceno 1,145 m
Monte Crispignano 1,105 m
Toppo Pescara 1,078 m
Monte Sidone 1,061 m
Monte Vento 1,056 m
Monte Pagliarone 1,030 m
Monte Tre Titoli 1,030 m
Monte San Vito 1,015 m
Monte Stillo 1,010 m

Coordinates: 41°22′00″N 15°09′00″E / 41.366667°N 15.150000°E / 41.366667; 15.150000