Morciano di Leuca

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Morciano di Leuca
Comune
Comune di Morciano di Leuca
Mother Church.
Mother Church.
Coat of arms of Morciano di Leuca
Coat of arms
Morciano di Leuca is located in Italy
Morciano di Leuca
Morciano di Leuca
Location of Morciano di Leuca in Italy
Coordinates: 39°51′N 18°19′E / 39.850°N 18.317°E / 39.850; 18.317
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Province Lecce (LE)
Frazioni Barbarano del Capo, Marina di Torre Vado
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Picci
Area
 • Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 3,460
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demonym Morcianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73040
Dialing code 0833
Website Official website

Morciano di Leuca is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.

History[edit]

The origins of Morciano di Leuca probably go back to the 9th century AD, with the destruction of the city by the Saracens. In 1190 King Tancredi of Sicily gave Sinibaldo Sambiasi the fief of Morciano, which remained under his family until the 13th century. Later it was acquired by other barons, including Walter VI of Brienne (1335).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population from ISTAT